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    #1

    Using would

    Can any one tell me the difference between "would" and "will". plzz explain the usage. Which one is correct? and why?:
    1) Would u please open the door.
    OR
    2) Will u please open the door.

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    #2

    Re: Using would

    They are both correct and there is no difference in meaning in my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: Using would

    Quote Originally Posted by gangsta_gal View Post
    Can any one tell me the difference between "would" and "will". plzz explain the usage. Which one is correct? and why?:
    1) Would u please open the door.
    OR
    2) Will u please open the door.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Gangsta gal,


    (1) I think that, generally speaking, the past tense is more courteous.

    (2) For example:

    Hey! Can I sit here?

    Excuse me. Could I sit here, please?

    (3) In your example, the present tense seems a bit demanding:

    Will you please open the door? (You are thinking: Can't you see

    that my hands are full of packages, you idiot!!!)

    Excuse me, sir. Would you kindly open the door (if I respectfully

    asked you)?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    P. S. For example, some people use "might" (the past tense of

    "may") as a courteous way to say "NO":

    Tom: Are you coming to my party?

    Martha (who does not like Tom): Oh, I'm not sure. I might (she says

    the word with a big smile).

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    #4

    Re: Using would

    Quote Originally Posted by gangsta_gal View Post
    Can any one tell me the difference between "would" and "will"? Please explain the usage, which one is correct and why?:
    1) Would you please open the door.
    OR
    2) Will you please open the door.
    Please use you not u and please instead of plzz.

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