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could

 
pronunciation:
kUd
part of speech: auxiliary verb
definition 1: used to express that there was ability to do something in the past, or that an action or state was possible in the past.
My father could play tennis very well when he was young.
definition 2: used in present or future time to talk about some action or state that is possible but not certain; often used in polite requests or offers.
I could help you with it tomorrow, if you'd like.Could I speak to the doctor, please?