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PPAULO escreveu:It goes with the situation, when you say "Shut up guys, will you?" the "shut up" is what sets the tone, is the tone descriptor there. With that one knows that the person is impatient or exasperate, frustrated, angry, etc.
Whereas with "open the window, will you?" OR "Don't open your books, will you?" it certainly is just an order, the use of imperative (with a softening by "will", you shouldn´t say "open the window" it´s not very polite use.) Thus, situation A as Carl has already shown, it´s a "normal" imperative (just an order no strong feelings here).
But, as I explained the same "open the window, will you?" OR "Don't open your books, will you?" can be said with a angry, irritated (and sometimes urgent) tone of voice changes everything (it goes from imperative to that situation in B - as Carls has explained.) So, it would be a scolding, sort of.
PPAULO escreveu:Indeed, pigbacking on the answer to your question, I´d like to make a bit of correction to my previous answer:
"Will you shut the windows?" - could be understood as an order, request or demand. And less polite than than if you used "would you..."? Obviously, if the person saying "Please, would you shut the windows." would soften the request still further, making it almost neutral (albeit, the will have a certain ring of order to it, that is, someone higher in ranking or power that is asking something to you.)
So, to a more soft/polite way to ask you could use "would you open the windows, Marcio?" There is, it would sound like "Marcio, poderia abrir as janelas por favor?"
One can think of "Marcio, open the windows, will you?" as "Marcio, feche as janelas por favor." but Marcio can process that as an order, it even could made in polite ways but it has a certain ring of a request that someone of higher ranking or power asking that. In other words, that he somehow is to do it!
So, for example, if I ask something in this way to someone that is not my subordinate in any way, chances are that I am "creating resistance" and the result can be counterproductive to my needs.
Of course in your initial example, Simon exasperated as he is, is asking to everyone that shut up but it´s the same as an order (so the same as an imperative.)