wHICH IS THE CORRECT ONE?
1. I would inform you.
2. I would like to inform you.
Assuming we overlook the incomplete sentences -- and the unfortunate use of Cap Lock -- either "would inform you" or "would like to inform you" could be correct (or incorrect) depending upon the context. They mean different things.
"would inform" speaks about the ability to inform. "I would inform you if I could."
"would like to inform" speaks about the desire to inform. "I would like to inform you that you won the grand prize."
|link comment||answered May 10 '12 at 18:14 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow|
Another thing worth mentioning:
Centuries ago, "would" could be an action verb meaning "to wish; to hope":
I would that she call me her own.
This is no longer correct in contemporary English. These days, "would" is only a helping verb, used only in the hypothetical.
|link comment||answered May 11 '12 at 17:29 Jonathon VS New member|
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