when making a polite request , why use past tense ?
why not use present tense or future tense ?
i think present tese and future tense are correct..
I can't figure it out why we use past tense ?
I would appreciate it if you lent me 10 bucks for a pizza.
I would appreciate it if you could bake a cake for me [at your earliest convenience.]
I would be glad if you sent me examples
i know "would" can be used to make a polite request
- ZirpLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
You don't. English doesn't distinguish would from would, but what you use for polite requests is a conditional, not a past tense