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Hello, teachers.

A question:

1 ---Would you like black coffee? ----Yes. I WOULD.

2 ---Would you like something to drink? ----Yes, I'd like to.

I know the two above are correct. But I just wonder whether we can answer the question 2 this way: Yes, I WOULD! , in order to emphasize it.

Thank you for your kind help.
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Hi,

A question:

1 ---Would you like black coffee? ----Yes. I WOULD. Yes. In many situations, you can emphasize 'would'.

2 ---Would you like something to drink? ----Yes, I'd like to. Not correct. The normal answer is'Yes, I would'.

I know the two above are correct. But I just wonder whether we can answer the question 2 this way: Yes, I WOULD! , in order to emphasize it.

Please note that the word 'please' is normally added at the end of this kind of answer. Without it, your answer appears quite rude.

In English-speaking culture, 'please' is an important and very common word. In fact, I'm shocked by how many people ask for help on this Forum without saying 'please'.

In this kind of 'offering' context, you could also say 'thank you' instead of 'please'.

Best wishes, Clive
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Erm Norwolf they are both incorrect!!!

1. Would like a black coffee? Yes PLEASE

2. Would you like something to drink? Yes PLEASE that would be brilliant

3. (Formal) Could I offer you a drink?
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I thought using "would" in such sentences was odd. It gives me the impression you are not really accepting the offering, but replying as if you were considering a hypothetical situation.

Would you like some strawberries? - Yes, I would, if I wasn't allergic to them.

When accepting an offering, I would avoid the tag, and just say "Yes (Please/Thank you)".
But if it's like Clive said, then I just learned something new.
Hi Kooyeen,

'Yes, I would, please' is not unusual or odd. It's just a 'distanced' form of politeness. Don't forget the original offer also used the same 'would'.

It sometimes shows a little more emphasis or enthusiasm.

But we often just say ' Yes, please'.

Clive
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Thank you very much, Clive. Thank you all.

We should pay attention to not only grammar but also usage.
Well, after all, the auxiliary verb is "would", yeah. I didn't know this, thanks!
How about this:

---Would you like to go with us? ----Yes, I'd like to.

Please!
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Hi,

How about this:

---Would you like to go with us? ----Yes, I'd like to. This is fine, too. The repeating of 'like' makes it a little more emphatic.

But I'd say 'Yes, I would' is much more common.

Clive
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