Question: Would You Please Vs Could You Please?

Could you please or can you please which is more polite?

Permissionasking for permissionformal/polite?giving permissionCan I ask you a question?informalYes, you can.

Yes, you may.

Yes, you could.Could I use your phone?more formal/politeMay I use your phone?even more formal/polite.

Could you or can you more polite?

To answer the question: “could” definitely sounds slightly more polite than “can” to a native speaker since it is less direct and more deferential as a result. “Could” is a form of “can”, so both are technically asking “are you able to…”. This is not the difference between the two.

Is could you please a question?

A polite request can be made with an interrogative clause (‘Could you please pay us’), an imperative clause (‘Please pay us’), a declarative clause (‘We would appreciate it if you could pay us’), and so on. I use the words ‘question’ and ‘request’ and ‘statement’ as kinds of meaning, not terms of grammar.

Would you or could you?

But I would suppose that “would” is more polite, because it expresses the idea of probability, and of willingness, and of the desire that something be done, whereas “could” is more in the realm of ability (yes I can). And according to the American Heritage Dictionary, “would” is used to make a polite request.

Would U be rude?

Could you tell me the way to the station? literally you are asking if the person knows the way to the station and can tell you. As a question it is implied that you are hoping for the answer, but permission or whether the person wishes to answer is not addressed. As such, using would is more polite.

Can you please send me or could you please send me?

There is probably no proper way. All are grammatically correct. Both are fine grammatically, but it appears that you are aiming for a relatively formal setting in which case “Could” is slightly more formal-sounding.

Would you please in a sentence?

Sentence examples for would you please from inspiring English sources. Would you please describe your symptoms? Would you please fix this? “.

How could you or how can you?

2 Answers. Can is the present tense, could is the past conditional. Depends on how precise you want to be.

Would you please meaning?

Used to politely accept what someone has offered to do.

Could Can examples?

‘can’ and ‘could’They could come by car. (= Maybe they will come by car.) … It can be very cold here in winter. (= It is sometimes very cold here in winter.) … That can’t be true. You cannot be serious.It’s ten o’clock. … It could be very cold there in winter. … They know the way here. … She can speak several languages. … I can see you.More items…

Could you please help me meaning?

Could you help me is a polite way of saying “Will you please take the time to help me?” It should be said with a diffident smile, and delivered not as a demand, but as a request.

Can we use request and please in same sentence?

Although it is technically possible, one or the other is redundant, and no, they should not be used in proximity to each other. To put both in the same sentence would appear to be smarmy or ingratiating. … Example of bad sentences: “Kindly, please send me a copy of your letter.”

Could you kindly explain?

Both are polite, and no reasonable professor would take objection to either. If you wanted to sound a little more formal, you could say I should be most grateful if you would send me the document. I would prefer the word please in more formal communications. Kindly would be better-suited for familiar environments.

Could you please vs Can you please?

“Could” is the polite form of “can”—so both are correct, but we use them in different situations. We use “can” when we are telling someone to do something. We use “could” when we are making a request. Teacher to students: “Can you please be quiet!”

Can you or will you?

May implies that you are asking for permission. Can implies that you are questioning somebody’s ability. Will implies that you are seeking an answer about the future.

Can you tell me or could you tell me?

“Yes I can tell you” or “Yes I could tell you.” Most likely if it is a polite question, “could” would probably be more appropriate, though they are used pretty much interchangeably in casual speech.

Is would you please polite?

Both are commonly used to ask someone to do something, so there is not a big difference between them in the meaning. Would you please may be considered as slightly more polite than Could you please.