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    will , could, would

    a) I believe that it will be fine in accepting the offer.

    b) I believe that it could be fine in accepting the offer.

    c) I believe that it would be fine in accepting the offer.


    1) Shall I say :

    i) sentence b and c are the same but could and would make the whole expression more formal and polite.

    ii) Sentence a is the casual expression compared to b and c

    iii) Any difference between sentence b and c in terms of the level of being formal and polite?

    Thank you / ju

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    Re: will , could, would

    Hi Ju

    As a NES, but not a teacher:

    a) I believe that it will be fine in accepting the offer.
    This means that you definitely believe that it will be fine.

    b) I believe that it could be fine in accepting the offer [but, then again, I could be wrong].
    i.e. This tends to suggest that, although you believe it could be fine, you are aware that your belief may possibly be wrong.

    c) I believe that it would be fine in accepting the offer [provided that xyz does what you expect them to do].

    i.e. This tends to suggest that you believe it would be fine, provided that something else that you have assumed will happen does happen.

    I would also have said "to accept" rather than īn accepting".

    Hope this helps
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    Re: will , could, would

    Hi Ju

    One way of remembering the difference in meanings might be to think of the sentence:

    "I would, if I could, but I can't, so I won't"

    Hope this helps
    R21

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    Re: will , could, would

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    a) I believe that it will be fine in accepting the offer.

    b) I believe that it could be fine in accepting the offer.

    c) I believe that it would be fine in accepting the offer.


    1) Shall I say :

    i) sentence b and c are the same but could and would make the whole expression more formal and polite.

    ii) Sentence a is the casual expression compared to b and c

    iii) Any difference between sentence b and c in terms of the level of being formal and polite?

    Thank you / ju
    I think those are awkward sentences, Ju. I would write "...fine to accept the offer" not the very strange (to my mind), "...fine in accepting the offer".

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