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Hi. Please help. Let's say a person, a lady, had asked John Doe to do some work that required checking for errors for him. Upon completing the task, he attached it to his email, and the following is part of the message. Are they correct? I think they both are correct. I think no. 1 is correct since John Doe did it as much as he can currently do, that is, what his current capability allows. If they both are correct, can you give me a few more sentences where difference tenses are used depending on a person's current capability? Thank you in advance for your help.

1. I did it as much as I can.
2. I did it as much as I could.
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I would go with #2 here.
I did as much as I could.
I did the best I could with it.
I've done as much as I can.
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AnonymousUpon completing the task
If he completed the task of checking for errors, then he did it (all), not just as much as he could.

That aside, if he was unable to complete the task, it's

I did as much as I could.
Anonymouscan you give me a few more sentences where difference tenses are used depending on a person's current capability?
What you did in the past can never be the result of applying your current capability. It's logically impossible.

CJ