Could have + past participle

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The structure could have + past participle is used to say that somebody was capable of doing something, but didn’t try to do it.

This structure can also be used to criticize people for not doing things.

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Have or have got: differences
Hear or listen to?
He or she and they
Words ending in -man
At or in?
Can or could?
Go or get?
Can and be able to
Can and could
Care
Change
Change of tenses
Close and shut
Cloth and clothes
Come and go
Comparative and superlative
Comparatives - a common error
On the contrary
Cool down and cool off
Correct pronunciation of the
Correlatives
Could have + past participle