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Are both okay:

You’re very beautiful now but I can/could tell you were even more gorgeous when you were younger.

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anon006Are both okay?

Yes, but they don't mean the same.

anon006I can tell

present thought.

anon006I could tell

past thought.

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In either case this is called a left-handed (or backhanded) compliment. Emotion: wink

(Well, that's my assessment of it anyway.)

CJ