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    Hi,

    Question:
    Should I use would or will?

    Sentence:
    I would / will accept your arrangement for the date on which I go to Japan.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Should I use would or will?

    Sentence:
    I would / will accept your arrangement for the date on which I go to Japan.

    Thanks
    If you use "would" you are suggesting you would accept the arrangement on some condition.

    "I would accept your arrangement if I can get the time off."
    "I would accept your arrangement if my mother is able to watch my dog."

    Contrast with:
    "I will accept your arrangement for the date. I'll see you there."

    This last example declares agreement with the arrangement - without condition.




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    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Should I use would or will?

    Sentence:
    I would / will accept your arrangement for the date on which I go to Japan.

    Thanks
    Use 'will'.
    'Would' is conditional, but you haven't mentioned a condition.
    You'd use 'would' in the following, for example: "I would accept your arrangement for the date on which I go to Japan, if I could get the time off work."
    Note: you can also use 'will' with this condition, ("I will accept ... if I can ...", but you can't 'would' without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opa6x57 View Post
    If you use "would" you are suggesting you would accept the arrangement on some condition.

    "I would accept your arrangement if I can get the time off."
    "I would accept your arrangement if my mother is able to watch my dog."

    Contrast with:
    "I will accept your arrangement for the date. I'll see you there."

    This last example declares agreement with the arrangement - without condition.




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    Note: you can also use 'will' with this condition, ("I will accept ... if I can ...", but you can't 'would' without one.


    hi,

    if I want to imply "i am/will be very likely to accept the arrangement if the arrangement is not very bad", can I use would ?

    Ie, say: "I would accept the arrangement ", without mention the condition.


    However, he is my boss, I must say some polite things

    thanks
    Last edited by uktous; 02-Jan-2011 at 23:27.

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    Default Re: would / will accept

    No, if you say you will, then you will, without condition.

    The original sentence is a bit awkwardly worded. Do you care about that?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, if you say you will, then you will, without condition.

    The original sentence is a bit awkwardly worded. Do you care about that?
    care

    someone suggest:

    I will accept the arrangement for date about my travel.



    However, "will" imply uncertainty.
    Although I may not accept it, I don't want to imply this uncertainly to boss.

    I hope the sentence to be polite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    I will accept the arrangement for date about my travel.

    However, "will" implyies uncertainty.
    'Will' does not imply uncertainty, as opa and barb have pointed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    care

    someone suggest:

    I will accept the arrangement for date about my travel.



    However, "will" imply uncertainty.
    Although I may not accept it, I don't want to imply this uncertainly to boss.

    I hope the sentence to be polite.

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    To be more definite - you could say, "The arrangements for that date are acceptable." Or, "I accept that date for my travel."

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    It is FAR ruder to say "I will accept whatever you propose" and then later say "Oh, no, sorry, I didn't mean THAT date" than it is to state when you can't go in the first place.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opa6x57 View Post
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    To be more definite - you could say, "The arrangements for that date are acceptable." Or, "I accept that date for my travel."
    hi,

    my boss has not made the arrangement, and he will made it next week.

    is it correct to use simple present tense?
    ie
    "The arrangements for that date are acceptable."
    "I accept that date for my travel."

    ?

    Thanks

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