Can You Please Or Could You Please?

If a sentence is clear, it’s good.

  1. ‘Could you please pass me the salt?’ …
  2. ‘Professor Calculus, please could you give me an extension on this assignment?’ …
  3. ‘Could you hold this for a sec?’

Could and would Examples?

Could is used to say that an action or event is possible. Would is used to talk about a possible or imagined situation, and is often used when that possible situation is not going to happen.

  • Adam would visit us on Monday if he had a car. …
  • Adam would visit us on Monday, but his friends are in town.

Could you please vs Please could you?

We also use ‘could’ to ask permission; it is more polite or formal than ‘can’. Changing the word order to “could you please” is no more or less polite – it’s a matter of style. whether requests starting with “Please can/could you…” render the same degree of politeness as those that start with “Could you please…”.

Would you or could you please?

In grammar, ‘Would You’ is highly recommended in English- where you ask someone a favour to do something in a polite manner. ‘Could You’ is used when someone has to do something.

Can you tell me or could you tell me?

2 Answers. “Could you” is more polite than “can you”. Regarding the rest of the wording, something about “tell me my next work” rings wrong to my ears. Probably, because you don’t “tell a work”.

Could sentences examples in English?

Could sentence example

  • I wish you could hear yourself talking. …
  • What could he do about it but lose more sleep? …
  • How could she blame him? …
  • How could he find out? …
  • I never thought I could do it. …
  • I had let so much gas out of my balloon that I could not rise again, and in a few minutes the earth closed over my head.

Would could sentences?

Could is used when the situation is possible in the past. On the other hand, would is used when the situation is unreal or unlikely to happen.


  • I could go to the party.
  • She is so upset that she could travel for a week.
  • Right now the circumstances are favourable, but it could be out of our control.

How can I use would in a sentence?

Using would as as a kind of past tense of will or going to is common in reported speech:

  1. She said that she would buy some eggs. (“I will buy some eggs.”)
  2. The candidate said that he wouldn’t increase taxes. (“I won’t increase taxes.”)
  3. Why didn’t you bring your umbrella? I told you it would rain! (“It’s going to rain.”)

How could you or how can you?

2 Answers. Can is the present tense, could is the past conditional. Depends on how precise you want to be.

Can you send me or could you send me?

You can use both of them interchangebly if you want but if you want to sound kind and formal use “could”. “Can you send it to me?” may sound rude . Also “can “has the meaning of ability to do someting..

Is could you please rude?

-> They both are impolite. They both sound like a command/order.

Which is correct could you or can you?

All are grammatically correct. Both are fine grammatically, but it appears that you are aiming for a relatively formal setting in which case “Could” is slightly more formal-sounding. Neither would be incorrect, however.

Will you please meaning?

Used to politely accept what someone has offered to do.

Will and would sentences examples?

Firstly, the word would is the past tense form of the word will.

  • Jack said he would finish the work the next day.
  • Ann said she would write us soon.
  • He hoped she would come.

Should I use in a sentence?

To show obligation, give recommendation or even an opinion

“You should stop eating fast food.” “You should go for walks more often.” “We should go to the park tomorrow.” “He should go to the pharmacy first thing in the morning.

Could meaning and examples?

The definition of could is often used in the place of “can” to show a little doubt. An example of could is someone asking if they can help someone. An example of could is saying that something is able to happen if someone does something. Used to indicate ability or permission in the past.

Could have been used in English?

“Could have been” = could have + the verb BE. Examples: I could have been there on time if I had left home earlier. (= It was possible for me to be there on time, but it didn’t happen.)

Could is used in?

When could is used as the past tense of can, it refers to an ability that a person generally had in the past or to something that was generally possible in the past (“When I was younger, I could run for miles,” or “It used to be you could buy lunch for a dollar.”).

Can I ask you or could I ask you?

“Can I ask you a question?” “Shall I ask you a question?” Is more direct, and telling them that you’re going to ask a question not asking. “Could I ask you something?” Is more formal.

How do you reply could you please?

Yes, I could. Be careful as that could be considered a flippant response. A more natural answer would be, e.g., “Yeah sure”, “Yes, of course” or “Absolutely”.

When could I or when can I?

“Can I” is best for semi-formal situations. “Could I” is best for semi-formal situations.