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    I'm willing to if you are / I'm willing if you are

    You are willing to do something with your friend if he is willing to do that with you. So you would say:

    1. "Why don't we do this together? I'm willing to if you are."
    2. "Why don't we do this together? I'm willing if you are."

    Are 1 and 2 both correct? Is either one more natural?

    Also, what are some possible replies? How about "I'm wiilling to." and "I'm willing."?

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    Re: I'm willing to if you are / I'm willing if you are

    I suppose 1. is not, strictly speaking, incorrect - but 2. is much more natural.

    Possible replies include:
    "I'm willing too."
    "I'm willing as well"
    or simply
    "So am I", or "Me too", or "Yes; let's do this together".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: I'm willing to if you are / I'm willing if you are

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    I suppose 1. is not, strictly speaking, incorrect - but 2. is much more natural.
    Thank you.
    Could there be an AmE/BrE difference? I've heard "I'm willing to if you are" in a situation like this in an American TV drama. (The other person said "I'd like that" as the reply.)

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    Re: I'm willing to if you are / I'm willing if you are

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    Thank you.
    Could there be an AmE/BrE difference? I've heard "I'm willing to if you are" in a situation like this in an American TV drama. (The other person said "I'd like that" as the reply.)
    That would be acceptable in AmE, but the other is more commom.

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