It Could Have Died… [Grammar]

The other day, my beautiful, pregnant wife and I were talking about the turtle we saved the other day.

She said, “if the turtle doesn’t eat, it could have died.”

Uh oh… English mistaaaake

I corrected her, right there in the car.

I did it, not because I’m a bad husband, but because I’m a good teacher.

I made a quick 2 minute video about my explanation of difference between:
it could die and it could have died.

It’s a common mistake, so I hope the video helps.

Here’s the video:

Or click here: https://youtu.be/IITe6X1s0p8

Sam
English For Study

Ps. Since I shared my video interview with Kim (from English with Kim), people have been asking me to make more videos, so they can hear my “lovely English accent”.

So why not?

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About the Author Sam

Sam is the founder and creator of English For Study. He's also a lecturer in EAP/Academic English. Apart from making Academic English easy, he likes learning languages, lifting weights and eating good food.

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