I was thinking about the sentence "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" after listening the song "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" by Enrique Iglesias.

And I'm confused is this sentence gives a same meaning like "Can I Have This Kiss Forever". If not what is the difference between "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" and "Can I Have This Kiss Forever"?

Someone may think this question as a duplicate one, but I didn't find answer for my question by another question. Edit: At most questions about Could/Can they give some idea about Could/Can but not about the meaning difference of the above sentences.

marked as duplicate by Chenmunka, ColleenV, Nathan Tuggy, StoneyB, Stephie Mar 8 '16 at 13:05

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You can use either could or can in the sentence, without any difference in meaning. The only difference is that could is more polite than can.

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