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    jovially is offline Newbie
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    Default I will or I would

    I will need your help in ...... or
    I would need your help in.....

    and also,
    Can you please help to .........
    could you please help to ..........

    I always have these mix up. what should be the correct words to use. Thanks.

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    eunice65078 is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: I will or I would

    I am not an English teacher, but common usage would include:

    I will need your help... (generally means you are committed to doing something but will need help at some point in the process...)
    I would need your help... (generally indicates I am not yet certain I will be doing [whatever], but if I do, I will need your help to accomplish it - so my decision may depend on whether you can help)

    Can you please help... ("can" is asking if you are able to help...)
    Could you please help... ("could" is usually asking if you are willing to help...) and Would you please help... is asking you directly to come and help...

    Others may have differing opinions on the inflections of meaning in these questions...

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    jovially is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: I will or I would

    Quote Originally Posted by eunice65078 View Post
    I am not an English teacher, but common usage would include:

    I will need your help... (generally means you are committed to doing something but will need help at some point in the process...)
    I would need your help... (generally indicates I am not yet certain I will be doing [whatever], but if I do, I will need your help to accomplish it - so my decision may depend on whether you can help)

    Can you please help... ("can" is asking if you are able to help...)
    Could you please help... ("could" is usually asking if you are willing to help...) and Would you please help... is asking you directly to come and help...

    Others may have differing opinions on the inflections of meaning in these questions...
    Thank you

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