I couldn't wait no longer


‘I couldn’t wait no longer.’

Is the word ‘couldn’t’ in the above sentence mean anything in the present tense?


I can’t wait any longer. (simple present)
I couldn’t wait any longer. (simple past)[YSaerTTEW443543]

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Thanks Torsten.

Could ‘could’ be used in the present tense? - Just like ‘would’, and ‘should’, etc…

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“I could wait no longer” works, but it’s not present tense.