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Polite English - Why do we use "would"?

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http://www.engvid.com Would you like to learn why it is polite to use "would" in English? In this lesson for advanced students, you will see how using the past tense of will in a question shows respect for the person you are speaking to. Test your understanding with the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/polite-english-would/
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Khan Azaz (5 months ago)
I could understand but i wouldn't because your voice and the sound is not clear
JULIO (5 months ago)
Mejora el audio es importante para los que estamos aprendiendo igles si lo haces me suscribo y te doy me gusta
Azzainal (1 year ago)
the audio makes me more confuse abt how to use those words..hurrmmm
NoSwear Ns (2 years ago)
Those "w" are quite funny xD Thanks for the lesson though :)
Very very terrible sound :(:(:(:(
fidèle noble (3 years ago)
Thank you
Stalline Pangestu (3 years ago)
nice video, :)
Storytellersmind (5 years ago)
May I go to the bathroom please? this is more properly. I think.
Gabriela L (5 years ago)
It's similar to "would" but "could" is when you ask for permission or for a favor. "Could you be quiet, please?" or "Could I go to the bathroom?" At least that's what I think...
Kevin Dorcy (5 years ago)
You fail to teach "would" in sequence of tenses using "If/when" statements. Also, the past of the future is not "would." Will is indicative, and would is subjunctive. Please add to your lesson.
Lucy55111 (5 years ago)
thank you teacher
Andre Hutabarat (5 years ago)
I like the "shape" of the WWW
cristobal colon (5 years ago)
Hi thank you for your lesson ...........I write some example what I did understand so would I like to see more video about this ? would I like to buy a shoes for me ? woludn't I like to be in that place !!!!! I would like to be a Doctor because ........
thank u
B0MBAYCH0PRA (6 years ago)
Oz Moz (6 years ago)
Mr. James , what about "could" ? can = could ?
Vivian Gonzalez (6 years ago)
You are an excellent teacher!
RED REBEL (6 years ago)
Lol @ crépe
iolanda1000 (6 years ago)
FYI: pancake in french is crêpe, not crépe... ; )
Johnny English (6 years ago)
thanks Teacher James :D i'm so inspired by the way your introducing your lessons <3
mitsubishi777 (6 years ago)
Clint Eastwould.
sebastian chitic (6 years ago)
Thanks Mr. James
Vicky Kuo (6 years ago)
Hi~ Cause I'm not a native speaker ...would you pls speak slowlier? i think that would help me to understand more clear.Thanks a lot !!
MyArtSchool (6 years ago)
@LMaiaRios wow i understand now THX! :D
Lucas Maia Rios (6 years ago)
@MyArtSchool imaginary is everything created by the imagination, for exemple, you use your imagination to write a story, so your story is imaginary, a fiction i hope i helped
MyArtSchool (6 years ago)
i saw you write " imaginary " so what is the different between imaginary and imagination ? Thank you :)
Arvindvsharma (6 years ago)
Awesomely explained !!! You have cleared my all doubts :) Thank you very much.
Hussain Al-Majed (6 years ago)
i <3 it
middlevin T (6 years ago)
Mohammed Mersi (6 years ago)
thanks teacher <3

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