Why is "I can not live without cake" not acceptable here? In English"can" can be both present and future tense, when used in this manner, is it not?
"I can't live without cake" wasn't accepted. It implied future but I understand why :(
I thought so too at first, but that would probably be "estos" instead of "povos"
No. "I will not live" would be "mi ne vivos".
Here we have "mi me povos vivi", so I will not be able to live".
Those are different.