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    the proper choice

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me which of the following two sentences sounds more acceptable for you?

    Do you want me to draw the curtains?
    Would you like me to draw curtains?

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: the proper choice

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me which of the following two sentences sounds more acceptable for you?

    Do you want me to draw the curtains?
    Would you like me to draw curtains?

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Hi Vil,

    IMO both are correct. The difference is that "Do you want me...?" implies an order/direct request from the other person, while "Would you like me...?" is a polite offer from the speaker.

    Hope it helps.

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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