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    What's the difference?

    Hi there,

    I was wondering where the difference between "Do you like something to drink?" and "Would you like something to drink?" is. And: are both options grammatically correct? Any help will be appreciated!


    Thank you,

    Mary

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    Re: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer2009 View Post
    Hi there,

    I was wondering where the difference between "Do you like something to drink?" and "Would you like something to drink?" is. And: are both options grammatically correct? Any help will be appreciated!


    Thank you,

    Mary
    Well you don't generally say "Do you like something to drink", it implies that do you ever like anything to drink or prefer things to eat. "Would you like something to drink" is a proper request and implies that you are asking a person will he/she like anything to drink??

    A native speaker may be able to throw more light on this...

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    Re: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer2009 View Post
    Hi there,

    I was wondering what's the difference between
    "Do you like something to drink?" This is not said; it's an odd sentence.
    Do you want something to drink? but, depending on the situation, it can be harsher than/not as friendly as the sentence below.

    "Would you like something to drink?" This is the usual way to ask the question. It is gentle and polite.



    Thank you,

    Mary
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    Last edited by 2006; 09-Oct-2009 at 05:46. Reason: correct a typo

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