Quick Answer: Can You Or Could You Please?

Is Will you please a question or statement?

In order to be polite, requests, suggestions, and commands are often phrased as questions.

Use a period to end this kind of sentence if you expect your reader to respond by acting rather than by giving you a yes-or-no answer.

Will you please call us at once if we can be of further help..

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

Both are correct. The first is more direct, and the second is more polite. Could you please . . . gives slightly more room for refusal than Can you please . . .

Is could you please a question?

Depending on context, a sentence may or may not merit a question mark. … Question marks should not follow questions that are disguised requests: “Could you please close the door on your way out.” (In writing, such requests are best rendered more concisely: “Please close the door on your way out.”)

Could you tell me or can 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.

Can and could grammar?

We sometimes use be able to instead of “can” or “could” for ability. Be able to is possible in all tenses – but “can” is possible only in the present and “could” is possible only in the past for ability. In addition, “can” and “could” have no infinitive form.

Can you polite request?

‘ so the polite answer when we ‘say yes’ is ‘No’….Would you / Would you like to / Could you …?Polite requestsAnswer YesAnswer NoWould you please give me the file on the table?Yes, of course.Well, I am afraid …2 more rows

How can I use could in a sentence?

“Could” is a modal verb used to express possibility or past ability as well as to make suggestions and requests. “Could” is also commonly used in conditional sentences as the conditional form of “can.” Examples: Extreme rain could cause the river to flood the city.

Could you please help me meaning?

What is the difference between the sentences would you help me and could you help me? Superficially, they are the same, a simple request for help, but their exact meanings differ. “Could”, is asking if you have the ability to help, but “would” is asking what is the likelihood of them helping, if asked.

What kind of word is please?

adverbIt is an adverb, according to Merriam-Webster. In your case, it is used as a function word to express politeness or emphasis in a request. Traditional grammar doesn’t really have a category that “please” would fit into very adequately.

Would or could you please?

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.

Which is correct could you or can you?

“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 please in a sentence?

The sentence beginning with “please can…” is a question, and it should have a question mark. It is a mistake/omission by the writer. If the sentence was “Please give us some context and an example sentence” (without “can you”), then it is imperative, and shouldn’t have a question mark.

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.

Where is could used?

Could: “Could” is used to express possibility. Something that could happen is not necessarily something that must happen. Could does not express desire or opinion. It is simply used to state one or more things that are possible (even if they are unlikely) or were possible in the past (even if they didn’t happen).

Would you or will you?

Would: How They’re Different (and How to Use Each) The main difference between will and would is that would can be used in the past tense but will cannot. Also, would is commonly used to refer to a future event that may occur under specific conditions, while will is used more generally to refer to future events.

Can I ask you or may I ask you?

May I ask you a question? Asking for permission. In addition, “may” version is more polite than the “can” version. Realistically speaking, both ask for permission and neither is offensive, but yes, “may” is still more polite than “can.”

Whats is a question?

: a sentence, phrase, or word that asks for information or is used to test someone’s knowledge. : a matter or problem that is being discussed : a subject or topic. : doubt or uncertainty about something.