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Let's say you are in a question and answer portion in a contest. And it goes like this:

Question: What do you think is the disadvantages of being famous?

You: I think your privacy. Paparazzi and the fans of a well-recognized person would be a hindrance to enjoyment of vacations, as they would always be the keenest critics of what you do. I think it would always be like that way OR I think it will always be like that way

I've never used the phrase it would always be(hypothetical situation). Is this correct? Because I often use the it will always be like that particularly and grammatically correct if I think is there.

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According to Grammar and Vocabulary for First Certificate by L.Prodromou, we shall use "will" for predictions, often with I believe, I think, I hope, I expect etc. So, saying "it will always be like that", you make a prediction.

But "it would always be like that" is grammatically correct too, just meaning something different. Remember the very common "I think it would be great!" Again, you are talking about your opinion. But now you sound far less confident. We could possibly add a few words and make a conditional sentence: "I think it would be great if you could join us" or "I think it would always be like that even if I found a new job and stopped being the center of attention".

In the answer to the interview question we are talking about, "would" would be better because the interviewee is describing a hypothetical situation: Paparazzi and the fans of a well-recognized person would be a hindrance to enjoyment of vacations, as they would always be the keenest critics of what you do. So, "I think it would always be like that way" is very natural and logical here.

  • Wew, I thought I was all wrong. Thx. – John Arvin May 31 '18 at 9:22

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