I have a scenario where I would normally use a second conditional like this:
"If I wanted to, I could do this and that even now". Now from the context it was somewhat implicit, that it was something I could do, if I wanted to. So I ended up with something like "Like I said, I could do this and that" (with silent if I wanted to).
Is that the right conditional? And if so, how does listener know what I meant by "I could do this and that"? Could they mix up between:
- I could and I actually did, and
- I could (I had and maybe still have the option to), but I didn't?