Is it alright to use "Pourrais-je vous offrir une boisson chaude gratuite en attendant ?" What would be the difference in using pourrais and puis, if any? Thank you.
Freeform Writing Exercise C1
For me the difference is between:
Both as polite, let's see what others think ...
"Puis-je" is the standard way to phrase this kind of polite question. Even though "pourrais-je" is grammatically correct, I haven't heard it used much in this context.
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