Element USE: REGRET
SuperCat MODALITY
SubCat could
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Level B2
Cando Can use 'could have' + '-ed' to talk about regrets.
Corrected Learner Example I wish I could have stayed, especially to help the children. (Spanish - Latin American, B2 VANTAGE, Pass, 1993)

[someone reflecting on their performance as part of a team at work] I could have listened more to my team members and learned from the experienced ones. (Spanish - Latin American, B2 VANTAGE, Pass, 2011)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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