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azz

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armenian
Can one say
a. I tell him every day: "I'll be glad to work with you." But he never lets me work with him and wants to do things alone.
b. I tell him every day: "I am glad to work with you." But he never lets me work with him and wants to do things alone.

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The sentences are mine.

My feeling is that (a) is correct and (b) is not. I am not working with him now and therefore cannot say 'I am glad to work with you.'

Many thanks.
 
  • owlman5

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    I am not working with him now and therefore cannot say 'I am glad to work with you.'
    This certainly makes sense to me. I'd say: I'd be glad to work with you. "Would" is better than "will" if you're not sure that he'll take the hint and accept your help.
     
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