Posted by TheFallen on June 26, 2003
In Reply to: Cannot/could not posted by R.Berg on June 26, 2003
: : : Should we say "I CANNOT remember when I last saw him?" or "I COULD NOT remember when I last saw him?"? Is there any difference between the two?
: : This is an R Berg question. Maybe: "cannot" is in the present. And "could not" the past?
: Yes, that's the difference between them.
: "Right now I cannot remember when I last saw him."
: "Yesterday I could not remember when I had last seen him."
: I really don't believe I'm the only one who could answer that question.
You're really right.