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    #1

    If you go to London, would you meet him?

    "If you go to London, would you meet him?". This is grammatically wrong. But using 'would' brings probabilistic connotation unlike 'will'.

    But I wish to retain the probabilistic tone in my question. How?

    "If you go to London, Will you, perhaps, meet him" sounds odd. Please suggest an alternative.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    "If you were to go to London, would you meet with him?"

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    #3

    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    ​If you went to London, would you meet him?

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    #4

    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    If you go to London, will you make some time to meet him?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    If you go to London, will you make some time to meet him?
    That's fine, but adds something that was not in the original.

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    #6

    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    I wonder, can we say the following sentences?

    "If you go to London, could you please meet up with him?"

    and

    "If you are in London, could you please meet up with him?"
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    Yes.

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    #8

    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    I don't really understand what's being asked. I really think we need more context in order to properly advise you.

    What do you mean by " retain the probabilistic tone"? Maybe you want:

    If you go to London, do you think you're likely to meet him?

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    #9

    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    You could change would to could in your original sentence.

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    Re: If you go to London, would you meet him?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I don't really understand what's being asked. I really think we need more context in order to properly advise you.

    What do you mean by " retain the probabilistic tone"?
    I believe what he wants is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could change would to could in your original sentence.
    ...to avoid this. He's seeing "would" as a probability, and "could" as a possibility. He is aware of this distinction and feels that "would" more accurately expresses his intended meaning.

    I think.

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