4 Sep 2014

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What is the difference between 1) "Could not you tell me" and 2) "Couldn't you tell me" and 3) "Could you tell me" and 4) "Can you tell me" and Could you build a descending politeness ladder from these phrases? ?Feel free to just provide example sentences.

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