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I have come across this question in review, in the Reopen Queue:

Why do we say “I would appreciate it if you paid in cash,” but not “I will appreciate it if you pay in cash”? [closed]

It was closed as off-topic, but I'm not sure why. It has positive votes, and a semblance of research, so I'm curious about why it is regarded as off topic.

  1. What is off topic about it, and
  2. Should it be reopened?
  • Yeah, I can't see anything wrong with it. It was a while ago so unsure if the closers could really address their own reasons. – Mitch Aug 7 at 15:09
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    There were 4 reopen votes so I reopened the question. – nohat Aug 7 at 15:42
  • While you're at it, see english.stackexchange.com/questions/74502/… and take a look at the so-called duplicate, and please tell me if they are both the same question. – Mari-Lou A Aug 7 at 16:01
  • @Mari-Lou it might be deja vu but I think I skipped that in review for want of knowing what to do with it. – marcellothearcane Aug 7 at 16:49
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    All the votes to close were "send it to ELL", but I can't see if it actually went and was rejected (which would certainly end up closed as off-topic), or if it was closed before that path was available (which would simply have closed it). – Andrew Leach Aug 7 at 16:56
  • Ironically, this post led me to the question—which I just voted to close again as primarily opinion-based. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Aug 7 at 20:52
  • @Jason as long as the right thing happens, I don't mind if it's open or closed :) – marcellothearcane Aug 7 at 20:54
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    I think both alternatives are possible in which case people might have reasoned that the premise is incorrect and the question invalid.. – S Conroy Aug 16 at 19:09
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  1. All the votes to close were "send it to ELL", but I can't see if it actually went and was rejected (which would certainly end up closed as off-topic), or if it was closed before that path was available (which would simply have closed it). – Andrew Leach♦

  2. Now reopened.

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