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    Default Can, Could

    We use can you....? or Could you...? When we ask people to do things for us.
    Can you waiit a moment, please?
    or
    Could you wait a moment, please?

    Is there anything difference between the two fashion of saying?
    Could perharps more polite?

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    Default Re: Can, Could

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post
    We use can you....? or Could you...? When we ask people to do things for us.
    Can you waiit a moment, please?
    or
    Could you wait a moment, please?

    Is there anything difference between the two fashion of saying?
    Could perharps more polite?
    Hello Moniza,

    Yes, "could" is a little more polite in this context.

    Matthew Balson
    author of The Secret Lives of English Verbs

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