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    If I ask you, will you do it for me?

    Hello,

    I came across this task and I'm not sure if the second part of the sentence should have the order of a question or a positive sentence:

    If I ask you, you will/will you do it for me?

    I think that it should be a question because there is a question mark at the end of it:) Am I right?

    Thanks for help.

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    Re: If I ask you, will you do it for me?

    I agree with you. It is called the first conditional question, according to http://www.esl-lounge.com/level2/lev2firstconreview.php Scroll down to 'To form first conditional questions'.

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    Re: If I ask you, will you do it for me?

    "If I ask you, you will do it for me."
    Stated this way, it is a command. The speaker is advising the person that whatever he asks of him, he will comply (or obey). Picture, for example, a prison guard saying this to a group of prisoners.

    "If I ask you, will you do it for me?"
    Phrased this way, it becomes a question. The speaker is asking the person if he is willing to comply with the request. The speaker is unsure whether or not the person he's asking will cooperate with him.

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