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Could I have a glass of water?
Could you post this letter for me?
I wonder if we could borrow your lawnmower?
We could still win – the game isn't over yet.
In a situation like this, anything could happen.
You could easily lose your way in the dark.
You could come and stay with us.
You could always sell the cottage if you need some extra cash.
How could you be so cruel!
They could at least have said they were sorry.
It's all Helen's fault. I could strangle her!
When I heard the news, I was so happy I could have cried.
You could have been killed.
I could have told you, but I didn't think you would listen.
She could have married Gerald if she'd wanted to.
The explosion could have been caused by a gas leak.
It could have been Dan, but I'm not sure.
The two brothers couldn't be more different (=they are very different).
I was so nervous, but she couldn't have been nicer to me.
'More ice cream?' 'No, thanks. I couldn't.'
I couldn't wish for a better husband.
We got fantastic support – we couldn't have asked for more.
This is the British English definition of could. View American English definition of could.