Student or Learner
Can you please tell me where the post office is?
Could you please tell me where the post office is?
Which of the above sounds better to you? Thanks.
Do neither of you find the "could' version to sound a little more polite?
Thanks, my helpful friends.
If there is no "please" in the sample, I presume both sound fine. Nevertheless, "could" sounds better to me as there is "please." Am I justifiable?