It can't be thеy couldn't havе rеturnеd yеt... It can't be thеy couldn't havе rеturnеd yеt. & Thеy couldn't havе rеturnеd yеt. What is the difference?
Feb 17, 2017 8:57 AM
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The difference is quite subtle, but there is a distinct difference. In your first example, the meaning is "It is not possible they haven't returned after all this time". It suggests that "hey, it is been so long, why haven't they returned yet?" The second means "It is not possible for them to return so soon". Or put it another way, "hey, its too early for them to return."
February 17, 2017
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