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    #1

    if you like

    Hello, which sentence sounds correct?

    1/ You can wait in my office if you like.

    2/ You can wait in my office if you want.


    I'd use the 2/, because it is the literal translation of what I use in my native language, but the 1/ may sound more English.

    Thank you very much.

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    Lightbulb Re: if you like

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    Hello, which sentence sounds correct?

    1/ You can wait in my office if you like.

    2/ You can wait in my office if you want.

    I'd use the 2/, because it is the literal translation of what I use in my native language, but the 1/ may sound more English.

    Thank you very much.
    Hi, encolpius,
    both of them are Ok. I would use the if you like version.

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    #3

    Re: if you like

    If you like is more upbeat and positive, while if you want is fairly neutral, sometimes cold.


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    #4

    Re: if you like

    I think you can use two sentents. :P

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