Can I use the word "can" together with the modal verb "will" in the same sentence?

Such as:

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You can send me because in the future maybe I will need.

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Sure, you can use two modal verbs in different clauses of the same sentence. "If I can do it, I will."

  • 4 weeks ago

    No! It doesn't make sense and it is grammatically incorrect. 

    Could you send me the gizmo because I will or may use it?  

  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, but not as in your example. You can ask the question, but the answer will only be useful in the future.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, but not "together":  You can send me -- WHAT? -- because in the future maybe I will need IT.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    the construction "I will can" or "I can will" is not allowed

    your example-phrase is not English

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    "You can send it to me because I might need it in the future."  Or better "...because I might need it sometime."  Note that I am British, Americans etc might have different ideas.

    Your version needs amendment:  "You can send it to me because in the future maybe I will need it." Note those additions.   But even with those additions your version does not feel natural.

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