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  1. B45
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    My friend says the food pictures look disgusting. I say to her: Come try for yourse

    My friend says the food pictures look disgusting. I say to her:

    Come try for yourself! You'll be surprised.

    VS

    Come try for yourself! You'd be surprised.

    Which one is correct?
    Last edited by B45; 30-Jan-2015 at 10:46.

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    Re: My friend says the food pictures look disgusting. I say to her: Come try for yo

    To me they are identical. Note that it is "You", not "you" following the exclamation mark.

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    Re: My friend says the food pictures look disgusting. I say to her: Come try for yo

    I prefer the first.
    "You'd be surprised!" is idiomatic but means a different thing. In the context given, I'm sure you mean that she will be surprised if she tries it, not that she would be surprised. But there's not much in it.
    However, I'd write, "Come try it for youself".
    (Actually, I would write, "Come and try it for yourself", but you are in the US, so you should use the above.

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    Re: My friend says the food pictures look disgusting. I say to her: Come try for yo

    What's the difference between saying:

    You'd be surprised! And You'll be surprised! In this context?

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    Re: My friend says the food pictures look disgusting. I say to her: Come try for yo

    I don't see much difference. They both can be seen as conditionals:

    (If you try it) you will be surprised.
    (If you tried it) you would be surprised.

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    Re: My friend says the food pictures look disgusting. I say to her: Come try for yo

    The difference is that you are suggesting, "Come try it yourself. You'll be surprised." You're assuming or hoping she will come. You could have said, "If you came and tried it youself, you would be surprised."
    But if your expectation is that she will come, "You will be surprised" is better.

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