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    I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

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    I'd be happy to lend you a CD if you'd like.

    Hi,
    Can I use "will" instead of "would" in the above sentence?
    I mean can these two work?

    1. I'll be happy to lend you a CD if you'll like.
    2. I'll be happy to lend you a CD if you like.


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    #2

    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    The original is fine as is your suggested version in #2. It doesn't work with "you'll".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It doesn't work with "you'll".
    But why "if you would like" is OK but "if you will like" is not?

    Don't they have a similar construction?

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    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    'Would like' and 'will like' refer to the present and the future respectively.
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    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    Thank you but I haven't got the answer of my question in post #3.

    why "if you would like" is OK but "if you will like" is not?

    Don't they have a similar construction?

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    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    Being in the same construction does not denote having the same meaning.
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    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoen View Post
    But why "if you would like" is OK but "if you will like" is not?
    Ask But why is "if you will like" wrong when "if you would like" is right?
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    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    I have asked something like 'Why is A but not B correct?'.
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    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    1. I'd be happy to lend you a CD if you'd like. (correct)
    2. I'll be happy to lend you a CD if you'll like. (wrong)
    3. I'll be happy to lend you a CD if you like. (correct)

    Excuse me but I have not understood your explanations that why 2 is wrong.
    I will be grateful if you explain the reason to me in a more clarified way.



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    Re: I'll be happy / I'd be happy -- if you'll like / if you like.

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoen View Post
    1. I'd be happy to lend you a CD if you'd like. (correct)
    2. I'll be happy to lend you a CD if you'll like. (wrong)
    3. I'll be happy to lend you a CD if you like. (correct)

    Excuse me but I have not understood your explanations that why 2 is wrong.
    I will be grateful if you explain the reason to me in a more clarified way.


    In sentence 2, I'll be happy expresses intention, not futurity. Does that help?
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