I have a question for Shawn


This would be the question that tells you exactly what I would like to know. 


Quitting the band was the best thing that could have happened.


Quitting the band was the best thing that happened.


I think that the second one is also possible and natural and it implies the same or a more apparent meaning. And then why do you think the speaker said the first one?



Do you think that the "could have p.p" functions the same as the one in "If I you had studied harder, you could have passed the exam"?


I am sorry about taking your time a lot and I hope I do not bother you.

asked Feb 03 '13 at 13:12 Hans Contributor

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