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There is a question in my book where I have to fill the correct form of a verb

I think I ________ reluctant to do anything at this very difficult time for global free trade, to cancel another trade deal.

Options are

  1. would be

  2. am

I think both are correct. I am not able to distinguish between their usage.

  • Only (1) makes sense. You would not say 'I think I am reluctant', because you know whether you are reluctant to do something right now (in the present). However, you can say 'I think I would be reluctant' to take a hypothetical action. – Michael Harvey Jul 4 at 20:08

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