Which Is Correct Could You Or Would You?

Used to politely accept what someone has offered to do. A: “I can tidy this up for you, if you like.” B: “Would you please? That would make my life a lot easier.” A: “Will I go get something organized for dinner?” B: “Would you please?

Would you meaning?

—used as a polite way of asking someone for a favor.

Could you or can you or would you?

If we assume that the speaker has no reason to doubt the other person’s ability to write their name, then “would” is the better word choice. The most proper way to use these words is to use “could” if you’re not sure if the person is able to do something. For example, “Could you take care of my cat next weekend?”.

Is could you please rude?

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

Can and could grammar?

Can, like could and would, is used to ask a polite question, but can is only used to ask permission to do or say something (“Can I borrow your car?” “Can I get you something to drink?”). Could is the past tense of can, but it also has uses apart from that–and that is where the confusion lies.

Would be or will be meaning?

‘Will be’ is used in situations of certainty and possibility. ‘Would be’ is used in most imaginary situations. ‘Will be’ is used to describe actions that are still in practice, whereas ‘would be’ is used to talk about habits that once were regular but are no more in practice.

Is could you please a question?

Actually, it’s not a question — it’s a polite order. This is a bit confusing for me since I’d interpret “I would be grateful if you could (notice the word order) send/tell me…” as a polite request.

What is would grammar?

Would is an auxiliary verb – a modal auxiliary verb. We use would mainly to: talk about the past. talk about the future in the past. express the conditional mood.

Could or can you please?

Both are correct. The first is more direct, and the second is more polite. Could you please . . . gives slightly more room for refusal than Can you please . . .

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..

Would you mind or would you please?

To correct the first one, it could rather be written as, “Would you please mind taking a minute to answer my messages?” Also, Would you mind is already being used as a “polite” phrase, so “please” can be omitted.

When could would is used?

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.

Could you or would you polite?

But I would suppose that “would” is more polite, because it expresses the idea of probability, and of willingness, and of the desire that something be done, whereas “could” is more in the realm of ability (yes I can). And according to the American Heritage Dictionary, “would” is used to make a polite request.

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 vs Will you?

Can’ is a helping verb, whereas ‘Will’ is a verb or, at times, noun. ‘Will’ is also used while ordering, and ‘Can’ is used while taking permission or being polite. The auxiliary verb ‘will’ is used to express something that is going to happen in the future.

Could you please vs 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 be or will be grammar?

Many English learners get will and would confused because they’re used in very similar situations. But they’re not the same. The main difference between will and would is that will is used for real possibilities while would is used for imagined situations in the future. Of course, this is a simple explanation.

Would and will in the same sentence?

For instance: I would propose her if I got a chance, but I know she will definitely reject. If absolutely necessary I will go to china, but I would prefer somebody from Head Office to manage it.

Would be happy or will be happy?

The difference between I would (be happy to)…. and I will (be happy to) is that ‘would’ can be used as an possibility, while ‘will’ is only a certaintly. As so often in English, you do not give a firm answer, but it is implied.

What does could be mean?

adjective. attributive. Able to be or become; possible.

What should grammar?

In formal English, should can be used with I or we in conditional clauses, instead of the more common would. This form is usually, but not always, found together with an if clause. I should love to visit Peru if I had the money. I should be very cross if they didn’t give me a certificate.

Could it be more polite than can?

‘Can’ is used when there is nothing that would stop the thing from happening. When asking someone to do something, either word can be used, but ‘could’ is considered to be more polite.

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