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(으)셔요 vs (으)세요 ?

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first, I know that (으)세요 can be a polite request but (으)셔요 can't.

My question is, in a positive sentence is there a difference in meaning or level of politeness between (으)셔요 and (으)세요 ?
I never knew (으)셔요 before so I'm asking this. Is it commonly used?

For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    "-셔요" is exactly the same as "-세요" in meaning or level of politeness, but "-셔요" is often used with the past tense.:)

    e.g.
    말하다 > 말씀하시다 > 말씀하세요 = 말씀하셔요
    The past form of "말씀하시다" is "말씀하셨다"

    "말씀하세요" is preferred in the present tense, and often used in everyday Korean.


    \^o^/

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