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Please check the following sentences of mine.
a. Does anybody/anyone/someone/somebody care for a drink?
b. Would anybody/anyone/someone/somebody have a drink? (I guess this sentence is wrong, but I need to know that for certain.)
c. Would anybody/anyone/someone/somebody like a drink?
d. Would anybody/anyone/someone/somebody like to have a drink?
e. Would anybody/anyone/someone/somebody like to drink something?
f. Would anybody/anyone/someone/somebody have to drink something?

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Roman55

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They are all gramatically correct sentences, but there are several different meanings here depending on context.


a, c, d, and e all have similar meanings and are essentially ways of asking whether anyone would like a drink.


b. could make sense in the right context if the 'would' were a conditional. Otherwise it could be understood as a polite request asking someone to have a drink rather than offering one. In that sense it would be better with a 'please' at the end.


f. seems to be asking whether, under certain circumstances, it is a requirement to drink.
 

teechar

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Can you describe the context you have in mind please? Those are not all the same.
 
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