will/would you?

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
I think this sentence is right:
"Come join us, will you"
Can I say:
"Come join us, would you"?
Thanks.
 
  • winklepicker

    Senior Member
    English (UK)
    Dear mimi2,

    Neither of your examples is actually wrong, nor would they be misunderstood. But neither are they the most natural way to express your meaning. I'm going to be a real rotter here and say if you wanted to know if they sounded natural you should have asked that question.

    The answer to the question you have asked is:

    You can say what you like. It's a free country forum. :)
     

    Porteño

    Member Emeritus
    British English
    Hi,
    I think this sentence is right:
    "Come join us, will you"
    Can I say:
    "Come join us, would you"?
    Thanks.

    As winklepicker says, both would be understood, but a more usual way of expressing your idea would be:

    Would you like to join us?
    Why don't you (come and) join us?

    Your second example seems more like an order rather than an invitation.
     

    l3376876

    Banned
    Chinese, Taiwan
    Hi,
    I think this sentence is right:
    1."Come join us, will you"
    Can I say:
    2."Come join us, would you"?
    Thanks.
    1. derives from:

    Won't(=will not) you come (and) join us, will you?

    2. derives from:

    Wouldn't you come (and) join us, would you?

    Thus, can you accept #2?
     
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