I sent him a text today morning asking him whether he can/could over to my place today evening.

Are both options grammatically correct? Can can or could either be used in this context, since the person the speaker sent the text to hasn't responded yet, and alongside that, it's not evening time yet?

Just like:

I was thinking what will/would happen tomorrow.

The same goes for this one, it's not tomorrow yet, so I could just mix the tenses and it'd still be grammatically correct, right?

  • I think you mean: "I sent him a text this morning asking him whether he can / could come over to my place this evening". Either is correct. – Peter Oct 31 '16 at 9:50
  • Both are grammatically correct, as long as we overlook the expressions "today evening" and "today morning", which are expressed as "this evening" and "this morning", respectively, in English. – P. E. Dant Oct 31 '16 at 10:06
  • Both the sentences in both the cases are right, right? @P.E.Dant – lekon chekon Oct 31 '16 at 10:08
  • Yes, they are grammatically correct. The difference between can and could is subtle here, but not meaningful in the context. (The time of day doesn't make any difference.) – P. E. Dant Oct 31 '16 at 10:14

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