Can you open the door? VS Will you open the door?

Discussion in '英語勉強フォーラム - Learning English' started by hirashin, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai
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    Dear native English speakers,
    what's the difference in nuance between A and B?
    (A) Can you open the door, please?
    (B) Will you open the door, please?

    Hirashin
     
  2. mdchachi

    mdchachi Moderator
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    (a) is of course not "correct" because it literally means "are you able" (出来るか) but colloquially, it means the same thing.
    Also commonly used is Could you open the door, please?
     
  3. Buntaro

    Buntaro 運動不足

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    Hirashin,

    (a) is a little more polite than (b). There are a couple other variations that are a little more polite. Are you familiar with these other variations?
     

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