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Person A: what would she be later on in life?

Person B: I'll tell you what she would be — she would be the mother of my children.

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Person B: I'll tell you what she would be — she will be the mother of my children.

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  • "Would" doesn't really work here. Better to say: "What will she be later in life?" (or better, "What will she be when she grows up?"). "I'll tell what she'll be: [she'll be] the mother of my children." (Or better, keep B's answer simpler and snappier: "The mother of my children." – ralph.m Apr 22 '20 at 0:16
  • I'm using "Would" as a speculative mood here. – Jeff Goblum Apr 22 '20 at 0:20
  • I can't think of a realistic context for using "would", unless it's a discussion reflecting on past events. But then neither of the B responses listed would fit with that. ("What would she go on to be? Turns out, she became the mother of my kids …" – ralph.m Apr 22 '20 at 0:31

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