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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    "If you see him, would you give him this?"



    The below sentence is from "TESTING"
    (conditional).
    "If you see him, would you give him this?"

    I chose it as a correct answer .
    The Answer is "not correct".

    "Would" cannot used for making a request in this case?
    Or this is because "conditional" test.. ?


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    #2

    Re: would

    The answer they're looking for is probably will, but "would" is also correct and natural at least in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: would

    And in BrE.

    Would
    and could are frequently used as directness-distanced forms of will and can with no second-conditional idea.

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    #4

    Re: "If you see him, would you give him this?"

    langue, please note that I have improved your thread title.

    Note the correct way to ask your question:

    'Can "would" not be used for making a request in this case?'

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