Where Is Could Used?

Is could you please rude?

First of all, “could you please” sounds more polite and less rude.

When we say “Can you please…”, the question actually asks the subject whether they are capable of doing something.

On the contrary, “Could you please…” is a request which may be granted by the subject under favourable circumstances..

Can you please sounds rude?

‘ was perhaps your grandmother’s way of saying ‘try to be polite. ‘ Yet while ‘thank you’ is still important to civilized discourse, I find that ‘please’ has almost the opposite effect in American English. It can make a question sound urgent, blunt, and even downright rude.

Can or could use?

Can, like could and would, is used to ask a polite question, but can is only used to ask permission to do or say something (“Can I borrow your car?” “Can I get you something to drink?”). Could is the past tense of can, but it also has uses apart from that–and that is where the confusion lies.

Where is was were used?

If you want to remember easily, you can think of was/were as the past tense form of the auxiliary verbs am, is and are. Generally, “was is used for singular objects and “were” is used for plural objects. So, you will use “was” with I, he, she and it while you will use “were” with you, we and they.

Could you VS would you?

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.

Has been or had been?

“Has been” and “have been” are both in the present perfect tense. “Has been” is used in the third-person singular and “have been” is used for first- and second-person singular and all plural uses. … “Had been” is the past perfect tense and is used in all cases, singular and plural.

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.

What is difference between HAS and have been?

To have done an action is used in the present perfect tense, which means that the action has been completed in the past. … On the other hand, to have been is used in the present perfect continuous tense, which conveys an action which began in the past and is still continuing in the present.

Are and were difference?

Are – is for plural, and present. They are there. Were – also for plural, but for past.

Is was in the past tense?

The past tense shows the verb’s action happened in the past. It is usually made by adding -d or -ed to the infinitive….Verb Forms.FormVerbPast tensewas (for I / he / she / it); were (for we / you / they)Past participlebe, beenPresent participlebeing-s / -es form–1 more row

Can you or will you?

May implies that you are asking for permission. Can implies that you are questioning somebody’s ability. Will implies that you are seeking an answer about the future.

Where do we use have been in a sentence?

Has been and have been are both in the present perfect tense. Has been is used in the third-person singular and have been is used for first- and second-person singular and all plural uses. The present perfect tense refers to an action that began at some time in the past and is still in progress.

Why we use had been?

We use ‘had been’ when you describe something that happened in the past before something else in the past. Also an action that had happened in the past and does not reflect any continuation to the present time.

Can we say I were?

“I were” is subjunctive only; if you want to talk about the past, it’s “I was.” But if you wish you were, it’s “I wish I were.”