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  1. B45
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    A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say: Ple

    A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    Please consult your daughter's cheer-leading coach or a cheer-leading official before making the purchase.

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    I would consult your daughter's cheer-leading coach or a cheer-leading official before making the purchase.

    This was when I was working for a sports apparel outlet.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    No. 1 is okay.

    2. I would
    suggest you consult your daughter's cheerleading coach or a cheer-leading official before making the purchase.
    (unless you mean you would take the initiative to consult the daughter's cheerleading coach yourself)

    Cheerleading is one word without a hyphen.

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    Re: A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    Would teachers agree?

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    Re: A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    Batman, I find both your sentences, as well as Tedmc's change to your second sentence, okay.

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    Re: A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    I'm not sure why tedmc changed your 'would', as though it were wrong. Maybe it is wrong in the sort of English he speaks (and his use of the subjunctive suggests that is American English - not that it's dead in Br English, but it's dying out). In British English 'I would consult' is fine. There is an implied '[If I were you]' at the beginning.

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    Last edited by BobK; 02-Nov-2014 at 14:24. Reason: fix typo

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    Re: A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    "I would consult" is also correct in AmE.

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    Re: A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    1. I would consult your daughter's cheerleading coach or a cheerleading official before making the purchase.

    2. I suggest you consult your daughter's cheerleading coach or a cheerleading official before making the purchase.

    Maybe I should not have changed the original sentence (1 to 2). There is nothing wrong with No.1 grammatically but I thought No.2 would be clearer.
    According to Bob, there is an implied 'if I were you' in front of No. 1. But No.1 could also mean that the shop attendant would personally call up the cheerleading coach to check with him/her. No?

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    Re: A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    No.

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    Re: A man asks me if these shoes are good for cheerleading for his daughter. I say:

    If he meant that he was going to speak to the coach he'd say 'I will'.

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