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I want to ask someone a question as to whether they want to do something.

Would you like to play Minecraft on the computer?

Would this be written as

コンピューターでマインクラフトをあそびましょうか。

OR

コンピューターでマインクラフトをあそびましょうですか。

?

Is there any difference between these two or is the second one just grammatically incorrect?

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  • Though this is not the main part of the question, マインクラフトをあそぶ is not idiomatic. You can say マインクラフトをする.
    – aguijonazo
    Aug 7, 2021 at 15:16

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No, you cannot use it like this.

です is used after い-adjectives or な-adjectives or nouns, making it polite. The non-polite form would be だ or nothing for な-adj and nouns, or nothing at all for い-adj.

The ましょう construct in question is one of the conjugations of Japanese verbs, namely the volitional form in its polite version. The non-polite volitional form would be simply *おう.

です can NEVER go with verbs.

Example:

Polite: 僕は学生です Non-polite: 僕は学生 / 僕は学生だ
Polite: 風が強いです Non-polite: 風が強い 
Polite: 歌を歌いましょう!学校に行きましょう! Non-polite: 歌を歌おう!学校に行こう!

The following is wrong:

歌を歌いましょうです! or  歌を歌おうです!

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