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    #1

    will / would appreciate

    1. I will appreciate it if you can help me carry these books.

    2. I would appreciate it if you could help me carry these books.

    Are both sentences correct? If so, what is the difference in meaning?

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    #2

    Re: will / would appreciate

    The first one is awkward.

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    #3

    Re: will / would appreciate

    Thanks, Casiopea.

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    #4

    Re: will / would appreciate

    I'd rather say:

    "I would appreciate it if you would help me carry these books."

    However, "I would appreciate it if you would..." has a somewhat sarcastic tone to it. I'd rather say:

    "Please help me carry these books."
    Last edited by bianca; 29-Apr-2007 at 14:13.

  3. #5

    Re: will / would appreciate

    "I would appreciate it if you can help me carry these books."

    - is ti okay to use would and can at the same time?
    and can i remove the word "it" after appreciate?

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    #6

    Re: will / would appreciate

    Welcome, playagain.

    Can doesn't work, and the pronoun it is necessary there.

    All the best.

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