Is there any difference in nuance between "love to" and "of course"? What are the different ways to use that and which one is more formal?
Yes, there is a difference between "love to" and "of course". In this context "love to" is actually a way of disagreeing with someone. He wants to stall for time by asking for an introduction first, but she says "love to", meaning "I wish I could, but I can't". "Love to" can be used to show someone that you wish you could do something even though you are unable to. Ex: A: Do you want to go to the movies? B: I'd love to but I have to work tonight.
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