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    Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so if y

    Talking to an acquaintance I just met:

    I'll be in LA at the same time as you so if you want I can/could be your guide or travel buddy.

    I'm not sure if it's a conditional or not, because it seems like both are okay, but want usually is followed with can in conditional sentences.

    Please advise.

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    Re: Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so

    They both work for me.

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    Re: Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so

    I know but why are there two ways of saying it? What's the difference. There's has to be a reason, right?

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    Re: Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so

    Not really. "Could" means it is possible. "Can" means you are able. Both mean you are offering.

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    Re: Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so

    MikeNewYork, if the sentence is using "could", it will not happen or true?

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    Re: Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so

    Not in this case. It is a genuine offer.

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    Re: Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    MikeNewYork, if the sentence is using uses "could", will it will happen or not? happen or true?
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so

    emsr2d2,
    I'm always writing more sentences here. But, it seems all of sentences are wrong and not grammatically.
    What can I do for improving my writing?

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    Re: Talking to an acquaintance I just met: I'll be in LA at the same time as you so

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    emsr2d2,
    I'm always writing more sentences here but (no comma here) it seems all of my sentences are wrong and not grammatically grammatical.
    What can I do for improving to improve my writing?
    Practise! I recommend that you read more English - newspapers, magazines and books. I also advise you to carefully read the posts on this forum which are written by native speakers and teachers and really concentrate on how we construct sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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