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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  03/ABR/2011 8:16 PM
Assunto:  I would....
 
Mensagem:  "I would disagree" is a very polite way of saying "I disagree" or "He is wrong".

If he asked me for his job back, I would tell him to go to hell. (rude) = If he asked me for his job back, I would have to tell him that his services are not required at this time. (polite).

Yes, both are using the conditional, but the second one shows courtesy and diplomacy.

I would have to X (polite) = I would X (very direct, possibly/probably rude.)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
I would....  –  Gus To Dale  03/ABR/2011, 1:48 PM
 I would....  –  Dale-USA  03/ABR/2011, 8:16 PM
I would....  –  Gus_RJ  05/ABR/2011, 12:27 PM
I would....  –  Dale-USA  06/ABR/2011, 1:40 AM

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