"I can't help you forever."

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"I can't help you forever."

 

I think that the sentence could have two meanings like below.

 

1) I am helping you, but it cannot last for my entire life.

 

2) I am not able to help you for some reason until I die.

 

I also think there might be more meanings in the sentence, depending on context. 

 

What do you experts think? Could we understand the sentence like the #1 and #2 in some context?

 

Thank you so much as usual and I hope to hear from you again. Have a nice day.

asked Sep 24 '13 at 00:14 Hans Contributor

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I can't see #2 being applicable at all.  Your first definition fits this sentence well.

link comment answered Sep 24 '13 at 10:36 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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