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could have easily

This page is about the conversational phrase could have easily


You can use this when saying that something was very possible, but it didn't happen.

For example

  • "Why did you climb that tree? You could've easily fallen down and hurt yourself."

  • "All these disasters could have easily been prevented."
    "You're right. And we know who's to blame, don't we?"

Quick Quiz

The doctor said, "It was a terrible accident. You could've easily

a. died."

b. lived."

c. survived."

Contributor: Matt Errey