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    #1

    Would and will when offering to do something

    Hi,

    Consider these two sentences

    I will help you with your homework

    I would like to help you with your homework.

    Question: When offering to do something is will or would more natural?

    Can someone help, please?

    Greystroke

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    Re: Would and will when offering to do something

    Quote Originally Posted by greystroke View Post
    Hi,

    Consider these two sentences

    I will help you with your homework

    I would like to help you with your homework.

    Question: When offering to do something is will or would more natural?

    Can someone help, please?

    Greystroke
    Use 'will' it demonstrates that you really want to help. If you use 'would like to' it sounds conditional.

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    #3

    Re: Would and will when offering to do something

    And I hear it completely differently.

    "I will" sounds like I will do it, whether you asked me to or not.
    "I would" sounds like you're happy to do it if you wanted me to.

    On the other hand, if someone says "Can you help me?" FIRST, then "I will" and "I would" are just as bhaisahab says.

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    Re: Would and will when offering to do something

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    And I hear it completely differently.

    "I will" sounds like I will do it, whether you asked me to or not.
    "I would" sounds like you're happy to do it if you wanted me to.

    On the other hand, if someone says "Can you help me?" FIRST, then "I will" and "I would" are just as bhaisahab says.

    I think thats what Bhaisahab means " If you wanted me to " implies a condition?

    Greystroke

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