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I read this sentence in a Youtube video that explains the meaning of even if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

with even if:

Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past - not merely a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2zbq0V6DfE&t=604sYoutube video Minute 9:50

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I read this sentence in a Youtube video that explains the meaning of even if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

with even if:

Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past - not merely a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2zbq0V6DfE&t=604s Minute 9:50

Thank you

I read this sentence in a Youtube video that explains the meaning of even if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

with even if:

Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past - not merely a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Source: Youtube video Minute 9:50

Thank you

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I read this sentence in a Youtube video that explains the meaning of even if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

with even if:

Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past - not merely a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2zbq0V6DfE&t=604s Minute 9:50

Thank you

I read this sentence in a Youtube video that explains the meaning of even if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

with even if:

Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past - not merely a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Thank you

I read this sentence in a Youtube video that explains the meaning of even if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

with even if:

Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past - not merely a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2zbq0V6DfE&t=604s Minute 9:50

Thank you

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I read this sentence in youtubea Youtube video that explains the meaning of Even ifeven if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

 

with even if:

with Even if:
Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past. - not onlymerely a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Thank you

I read this sentence in youtube video that explains the meaning of Even if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

 

with Even if:
Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past. not only a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Thank you

I read this sentence in a Youtube video that explains the meaning of even if.

She could have paid more, but she'd got the same service.

with even if:

Even if she had paid more, she'd have got the same service.

It appears from the example that "could have" indicates a real event that actually took place in the past - not merely a possibility. (the woman had actually paid more).

Yet it is very confusing when "could have" indicates a possibility like in

"You could have completed it sooner."

So how could we know the real meaning of "could have" in both cases ? For Example:

Simon could have told her.

Did Simon tell her or not ?

Thank you

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