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    Default If he asked / would ask

    1. If he asked me to marry him, I would accept it.
    2. If he would ask me to marry him, I would accept it.
    Which of the above sentences is correct?

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    Default Re: If he asked / would ask

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. If he asked me to marry him, I would accept it.
    2. If he would ask me to marry him, I would accept it.
    Which of the above sentences is correct?
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    Either is correct. The first one deals with the normal condition; the other one implies that he is unwilling to ask her to marry.

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    Default Re: If he asked / would ask

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. If he asked me to marry him, I would accept it.
    2. If he would ask me to marry him, I would accept it.
    Which of the above sentences is correct?
    Both.
    #1 is a straightforward hypothetical situation.
    #2 has the meaning 'If he were willing to ask me..."

    If this were to crop up in a test question, #1 would be the expected answer.

    ps. The sentence is better without 'it'.

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