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    Cool Difference in sentence

    What is the difference in the following sentence

    'Please close the door while you leave'
    'Please make sure you will be closing the door while you leave'

    Which one is formal, If I say the second one is it bit harsh?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mahi.


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    Re: Difference in sentence

    The first sentance is formal
    The second sentance is something i would use to speak to someone not in a pleasnt way xx

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    Re: Difference in sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Mahi View Post
    What is the difference in the following sentence

    'Please close the door while you leave'
    'Please make sure you will be closing the door while you leave'

    Which one is formal, If I say the second one is it bit harsh?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mahi.
    Hello Mahi, welcome to Using English!

    Neither sentence is quite idiomatic in standard English. You might say:

    1. Please close the door when you leave.
    2. Please make sure you close the door when you leave.

    #1 is polite. #2 implies that you think the other person isn't certain to make sure they close the door when they leave.

    All the best,

    MrP

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