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    Which expression is more polite? "Would you~?" or "Could you~?"

    I know there are no exact words used for politeness, but I want to know some expressions which sound polite.
    And I was taught if I use "Would you~" or "Could you~", sentences will be sound more polite.
    But I don't know which expression is more polite. Which is better?

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    Re: Which expression is more polite? "Would you~?" or "Could you~?"

    NOT A TEACHER

    Both ways show politeness. I would also add - would you mind -. See the examples:

    Could you turn down the volume please?
    Would you turn down the volume please?
    Would you mind turning down the volume?

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