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 Post subject: difference between the two sentences
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:21 am 
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Hope to be fine and doing well

Please show me the difference between the following sentences

1- Where can she have gone? , He can't have gone to school.
2- Where can he go? , He can't go to school.

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Noorullah :twisted: :D


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 Post subject: Re: difference between the two sentences
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:49 pm 
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Where can she have gone? - In this sentence, the girl is somewhere else. You do not know where she is and other people do not know where she is. You ask this question thinking about the difference locations she could have gone to. So if you are with someone and you are looking for her, you can ask this question to start a conversation to list out all the possible locations the missing girl could have gone to.

Where can she go? - In this sentence, the girl is not missing. It is a basic question thinking about where this person can go. For example, If you are with your little sister, and you want to go to your friends house but you cannot take your sister, then you have to find a place where she can go. Then you can ask, where can she go?

He can't have gone to school. - If you are looking for a person and you can't find him, someone might say, "maybe he went to school." If you know that he did not go to school, you can say, "he can't have gone to school." Basically it is saying that it you believe that he did not go to school.

He can't go to school. - If your brother is sick, you can simply say "he can't go to school" because he is sick.

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 Post subject: Please Help
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:24 am 
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Hi Dear Sir!

Hope to be doing well!
I don't know the following ...
Definition of " Can't be + 1v-ing means "Can't be + first form of the verb with ing"
when we don't see the action happening , we only see or listen logical proofs of happening something and when we become 99% sure about the happening of the action, we use "Can't be +verb with ing"
E.g.: A: They are not working. (100% certainty)
E.g.: B: They can't be working . (99% certainty)
A: He is not coming. (100% certainty)
B: He can't be coming. (99% certainty)
Note: Please if you give little clarification to it, It would understandable for all.
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