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  1. xiaoen's Avatar
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    Why do you you like to wok with us? / Why would you like to work with us?

    Suppose a boss and a new job seeker are having an interview:

    1. Why do you you like to wok with us?
    2. Why would you like to work with us?

    I think they don't have the same meaning. What's the difference? Which is better?

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    Re: Why do you you like to wok with us? / Why would you like to work with us?

    The first is not correct. The job seeker does not work for the company yet.

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    Re: Why do you you like to wok with us? / Why would you like to work with us?

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoen View Post
    Suppose a boss and a new job seeker are having an interview:

    1. Why do you like to work with us?
    2. Why would you like to work with us?

    I don't think they have the same meaning. What's the difference? Which is better?
    As Piscean says, the second is correct.

    The first one is a question for someone who works there now. So it's in the present tense: You work here. Why do you like it?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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