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the verbal form "aurait pu" is an instance of conditionnel passé. The (indicative) plus-que-parfait would have been "avait pu" "Nul" used as pronoun is a more formal form of "personne" (in the meaning of "no one"). "Nul", just like "personne", already carries the negation , so there is no ...


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No native speaker. Nul n'aurait pu le dire 'aurait pu' is the third singular of the so-called conditionnel du passé. See https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conditionnel_pass%C3%A9_(conjugaison_fran%C3%A7aise) The sentence, as it stands, conveys the meaning of the sentences No one could have said it. No one could have said that. No one could have said so. ...


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