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Why do we say...? Why do we say: will you marry me? and not, would you marry me? In spanish we say: Te casarías conmigo (would you marry me), But I've heard in english films "will you marry me?" do you say in english would you marry me? or you just use will you marry me?
Feb 26, 2012 6:18 AM
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We do not say would you because that would suggest it will happen on conditions. "Would you marry me - if what?" We say will you because we want it to happen in a yes or now situation without conditions; will this or will this not happen,,.
February 26, 2012
"Would" is conditional upon something. Would you marry me if I were rich? Would you marry me if I were better looking? etc....
February 26, 2012
When we say "would you" it is as if we wewe asking an opinion like," would you like an apple or an orange? "or " would you like a lemon or an orange" or "Would you prefer to eat outside or in?" or would you marry me or another guy? When we say "Will you "it is more positive, it requires a single answer, Yes or No. Hope this helps you
February 26, 2012
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