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    Hi, everyone.


    A: How is your hockey equipment holding up?

    B: My helmet is in rough shape. A new custom-made one will be
    quite expensive though.

    A: Why don't you give the figures on it to me, and we'll see about
    replacing it.

    B: Thanks Coach! I'll really appreciate it.


    Is the underlined bold-faced expression wrong in the conversation above ? I don't know why it is wrong and changed
    into I'd really appreciate it.

    Could you explain to me the differenece between them.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi, everyone.


    A: How is your hockey equipment holding up?

    B: My helmet is in rough shape. A new custom-made one will be
    quite expensive though.

    A: Why don't you give the figures on it to me, and we'll see about
    replacing it.

    B: Thanks Coach! I'll really appreciate it.


    Is the underlined bold-faced expression wrong in the conversation above ? I don't know why it is wrong and changed
    into I'd really appreciate it.

    Could you explain to me the differenece between them.

    Thanks.
    You'd say "I'd really appreciate that".
    The coach has only said that "he'll see about replacing it". This is not a firm commitment. So you might not appreciate it after all. The conditional form is the best to use here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You'd say "I'd really appreciate that".
    The coach has only said that "he'll see about replacing it". This is not a firm commitment. So you might not appreciate it after all. The conditional form is the best to use here.

    Ah I understood. Thank you for your explanation.

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