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Nuance "Would you like to come over "

"Will you come over?"

What is the nuance difference and

which one would you use to your friend?

Aug 17, 2018 10:03 PM
Answers · 6
"Would you like to come over?" This wording is a little less direct and gives the listener more of a choice. In most contexts they can answer either "yes" or "no" without feeling too much pressure either way. By wording the question this way you are genuinely giving the listener a choice. "Will you come over?" This wording is more direct. The listener still has the choice to say no, but in most contexts the speaker is seeking a "yes" response. In either case, tone can make a difference (as nanren888 has already indicated). Either wording could be used for a friend. If you want to give them the option to come to your house, use the first (Would you like to come over?). If it is really important that they come over, use the second (Will you come over?), maybe adding "please" at the end as a courtesy. In fact, "Will you come over?" would actually be used more with friends and family than with strangers. It might be considered rude or strange to be so direct with someone you don't know very well. But with a friend you can be more direct since you know they would only say "no" if they absolutely could not come (and they know you would only be so direct if it was something important). I hope that helps!
August 17, 2018
hi
August 17, 2018
hi
August 17, 2018
would you come over - sounds more like a plan for the future will you come over - sounds immediate I would suggest adding the "please," each of the sentences. would you, please come over at 8pm for dinner? please, will you come over? although the word please is used for manners it also helps you construct sentences to make sense more. with the please in the middle you are expecting a trigger word. where as adding a please at the start gives you no space for a trigger.
August 17, 2018
Would you like to come over is the better phrase, there's not a big difference but it sounds more natural to me.
August 17, 2018
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