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Quote susan53 View Post

As I said before the second form of the verb makes it more "distant" - ie less direct psychologically - and therefore more polite. It's used in contexts where it's necessary to "save face"
Hi susan,

Could you please tell me how to use 'would' in a context where it's necessary to "save face"?

Thanks again!
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