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    Smile Which is correct?- Does your or Did your, Would you or Will you, Could you or Can you

    Hello,

    I have some questions regarding the terms as listed below. I have come across these terms while reading on the web and it seems like they all can be used but I am not sure how and when will it be the appropriate time to use these terms.

    1) Does your ... ... ... vs Did your ... ... ...

    2) Would you ... ... ... vs Will you ... ... ...

    3) Could you ... ... ... vs Can you ... ... ...

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Hello,

    I have some questions regarding the terms as listed below. I have come across these terms while reading on the web and it seems like they all can be used but I am not sure how and when will it be the appropriate time to use these terms.

    1) Does your ... ... ... vs Did your ... ... ...

    2) Would you ... ... ... vs Will you ... ... ...

    3) Could you ... ... ... vs Can you ... ... ...

    Thanks in advance.
    some fundamental uses have been given.
    1) Does your sister go to school every day. Yes, she goes.(an interrogative sentence in the simple present tense because it is a routine action)
    Did your friend go with you to the show yester day? No, he didn’t. (an interrogative sentence in the simple past tense because it is a past action)

    2) Would you go there tomorrow if it rains? Yes, I may or may not. (Interrogative sentence with future possibility)
    Will you go there tomorrow?, Yes I will. (Interrogative sentence with future definite)

    3) Could you do me a favor? Yes, I would. (Interrogative sentence in future with polite expression)
    Can you do this work? Yes I can. (Interrogative sentence. expressing capability)

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    Re: Which is correct?- Does your or Did your, Would you or Will you, Could you or Can

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have some questions regarding would vs will and should vs shall.

    I have seen them used in different sentences and it seems like they all can be used in the same sentence but I am not sure when to use it.

    Example:

    I will go ...
    I would go ...
    I shall go ...
    I should go ...


    Example of full sentences:
    I will/would go to see the doctor.
    He said he will/would be able to help me.
    I shall/should go back to work.


    Thanks

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    Re: Which is correct?- Does your or Did your, Would you or Will you, Could you or Can

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Hello,

    I have some questions regarding the terms as listed below. I have come across these terms while reading on the web and it seems like they all can be used but I am not sure how and when will it be the appropriate time to use these terms.

    1) Does your ... ... ... vs Did your ... ... ...

    2) Would you ... ... ... vs Will you ... ... ...

    3) Could you ... ... ... vs Can you ... ... ...

    Thanks in advance.
    1) Does your brother like ice-cream? (present tense question) vs Did your brother like ice-cream when he was young? (past tense question).

    2) Would you go on holiday to India if you could? (hypothetical question) vs Will you go to on holiday to India next year? (question about future intentions)

    3) Could you help me to repair my bike? (polite request) vs Can you repair bikes? (question about ability).


    Here are some examples of usage.

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    Re: Which is correct?- Does your or Did your, Would you or Will you, Could you or Can

    Anyone can tell me when is it appropriate to use the follow words below? Thanks

    Example:
    I will go ...
    I would go ...
    I shall go ...
    I should go ...


    Example of full sentences:
    I will/would go to see the doctor.
    He said he will/would be able to help me.
    I shall/should go back to work.


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    Re: Which is correct?- Does your or Did your, Would you or Will you, Could you or Can

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    some fundamental uses have been given.
    1) Does your sister go to school every day. Yes, she goes.(an interrogative sentence in the simple present tense because it is a routine action)
    Did your friend go with you to the show yester day? No, he didnít. (an interrogative sentence in the simple past tense because it is a past action)

    2) Would you go there tomorrow if it rains? Yes, I may or may not. (Interrogative sentence with future possibility)
    Will you go there tomorrow?, Yes I will. (Interrogative sentence with future definite)

    3) Could you do me a favor? Yes, I would. (Interrogative sentence in future with polite expression)
    Can you do this work? Yes I can. (Interrogative sentence. expressing capability)
    Very nice reply with explanation Sarat. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Thanks for the reply.

    I have some questions regarding would vs will and should vs shall.

    I have seen them used in different sentences and it seems like they all can be used in the same sentence but I am not sure when to use it.

    Example:

    I will go to attend the function in time. (a definite future action, come what may)
    I would go to attend the function in time if it does not rain. (a conditional future action)
    I shall go to attend the function in time.( a future action which is binding or compelling)
    I should go to attend the function in time ( a future action indicating duty, propriety, obligation or expediency)


    Example of full sentences:
    I will/would go to see the doctor.
    He said he will/would be able to help me.
    I shall/should go back to work.


    Thanks
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    Re: Which is correct?- Does your or Did your, Would you or Will you, Could you or Can

    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    How about the following cases, which one is correct?

    I will go to see the doctor. OR I would go to see the doctor.
    He said he will be... OR He said he would be...
    I shall go back to work. OR I should go back to work.


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    Re: Which is correct?- Does your or Did your, Would you or Will you, Could you or Can

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    How about the following cases, which one is correct?

    I will go to see the doctor. OR I would go to see the doctor.
    He said he will be... OR He said he would be...
    I shall go back to work. OR I should go back to work.

    * I WILL ...

    * HE SAID HE WOULD ....

    * I SHALL GO ....

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