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    #1

    Could or can

    I would appreciate if you can\could tell me...

    Is it could or can?

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    #2

    Re: Could or can

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    I would appreciate if you can\could tell me...

    Is it could or can?
    *** Not A Teacher at all ***

    I would appreciate if you could tell me....

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    Re: Could or can

    I'd use "could."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Could or can

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'd use "could."
    (Not a teacher)
    I would...if you could... is a set phrase.

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