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Old 07-23-2020, 04:44 AM
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If I say 'He can't wait until 2 p.m.', am I right?
Suppose a man, who wants to eat the cake, but he has called his friends that he would share the cake with them at 2 p.m. and let them come to where he was at 2 p.m., stares the cake and decides that HE COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL 2 PM, and then he eats up the cake before his friends arrive his home.

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If I say 'He can't wait until 2 p.m.', am I right?
Suppose a man, who wants to eat the cake, but he has called his friends that he would share the cake with them at 2 p.m. and let them come to where he was at 2 p.m., stares the cake and decides that HE COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL 2 PM, and then he eats up the cake before his friends arrive his home.


I believe you need the past tense. That would be couldn't. He couldn't wait until 2 PM.
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