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    #1

    will and would?

    I will be available next Monday for an interview between 9 am and 4 pm. and next Wednesday between 9 am and 11 am. Please let me know as soon as possible what time would be most convenient for you.

    Why is the writer using "would be" and not "will be" in the above paragraph.

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    #2

    Re: will and would?

    . Would, being 'distanced' in directness, is felt to be more pollite than will in certain contexts.

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