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Is the sentence below correct? In particular, is it correct to use the word "would" twice (in the main clause and in the dependent/subordinate clause)? Thank you.

We would be grateful if you would send us a copy of the contract by fax.

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Fine.

Normally we do not use 'will' or 'would' in an if-clause, but this is an exception. Here you have a reciprocal relationship.

If you would do this (for us), we would do that (for you).

The sentence you asked about contains only a weak form of reciprocity because one side is merely feeling grateful, but I think we can include it as an example of a reciprocal relationship.

In any case this particular sentence is a completely formulaic expression of courtesy (... would be grateful if ... would ...) so it might be better not to analyze it too closely. We can call it a fixed expression.

CJ

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Would you please give me some examples of the formula below?

If you would do this (for us), we would do that (for you).

Thank you.

If you'll buy the pizza, I'll buy the beer.
If they would pay us in advance, we would get the tickets for them.
Eleanor would bring potatoes and asparagus to the party if Jack would bring roast beef.

Any of these can be cast in the usual manner, without "would" or "will" in the if-clause, e.g., If you buy the pizza, I'll buy the beer.

CJ