This sentence was initially added as a translation of sentence #6274585.

Tom bunu şimdi yapabilir.

added by duran, 2017-09-01 10:20


linked by duran, 2017-09-01 10:20


linked by duran, 2017-09-01 11:10


linked by Horus, 2018-05-11 23:22

Sentence #6276071

Tom bunu şimdi yapabilir.

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Tom may do that now.
Tom can do that now.
Tom might do that now.
Том може це зробити зараз.


CK 2018-02-10 00:00, edited 2018-02-10 02:28 link permalink

The 2 linked English sentences do have the same meaning sometimes. However, you could also add the other meanings that each of them have.

[#6274474] Tom may do that now. (CK) *audio*
(This could also mean [#6681635] "Tom might do that now.")

[#6274585] Tom can do that now. (CK) *audio*
(This could also mean [#6270319] "Tom is able to do that now.")

duran 2018-02-11 08:22 link permalink

"May", "might", "be able to" and "can" have the same translations while translating, but have different meanings as you know.
I can speak English (ability) Ben İngilizce konubilirim.
You may go out now. (permission) Şimdi dışarı çıkabilirsin.
You might drive the car tomorrow. (permission)Yarın arabayı sürebilirsin.
I am able to climb this tree. (ability) Bu ağaca tırmanabilirim.

CK 2018-02-11 08:59, edited 2018-02-11 09:00 link permalink

What I was suggesting is that maybe you'd like to add alternative translations, so each of those 2 English sentences would share this translation, but each would also have a translation showing its other meaning.

Horus 2018-05-11 23:22 link permalink

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