According to the answer sheet, B is the answer. Does that make A incorrect? What difference do these 2 make in the meaning? Plus, is B more polite? It seems kind of frustrated to me.

  • A is a rather rude and abrupt way of asking someone to carry your luggage. I don't find B particularly natural, but it could be a rather indirect way of asking for help from someone you think might be willing. Apr 28, 2022 at 13:51

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Well, either is grammatically correct, but they have different meanings.

So, "Carry the luggage for me, won't you?" implies the opposite: you should carry the luggage. It is therefore a polite offer. "Carry the luggage for me, will you?" implies the opposite: you shouldn't carry the luggage.

"will you" could be used when the speaker is frustrated that somebody hasn't done something already. It would usually have the word "just" at the beginning:

Just carry the luggage for me, will you?

I guess the answer sheet said B was correct, as "will you" is a bit "aggressive" and may not be the best answer for practice.

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