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  1. Unregistered
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    english differences

    please sir / madam,

    i would like to get the difference of

    1. Do you love me

    2. Can you love me

    Thank you

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    Re: english differences

    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    please sir / madam,

    i would like to get the difference of

    1. Do you love me ?= I wonder whether you love me or not

    2. Can you love me ?= Maybe, not now, but later, is there a chance that you will ever love me ?

    Thank you
    To my understanding, while the first question is simply an attemp to know the feelings of the one whom you pose this question, the second one indicates an expectation.

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