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I (or he, she, etc.) cannot (or could not) say

Definition of I or he, she, etc. cannot or could not say in English:

I (or he, she, etc.) do not know.
Example sentences
  • He said the four doors of the ill-fated coach were bolted though he could not say whether they were closed from inside or outside.
  • At this stage he cannot say if he will produce any more music, but if inspiration strikes, who knows.
  • He thinks he got a touch of the ball but everything was happening in a blur and he cannot say for certain.
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