I have a question concerning the meaning of "could" in this sentence:
"It could refer back to the subject, Jane, or it could refer to somebody else."
As I understand this, there's an implied condition in the sentence.
Something like: "It could refer back to the subject, Jane, or it could refer to somebody else if some specific circumstances were taking place"
Is my understanding right?
Here's a screenshot of a part of grammar explanation. And the sentence that I asked a question about is at the end of the text.