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How would you suggest a sentence to someone?

Student: I wrote this sentence: XYZ. Is my sentence natural?

a) Teacher: It's OK but this would be the normal way of expressing it: ABC.

b) Teacher: It's OK but this will be the normal way of expressing it: ABC.

c) Teacher: It's OK but this is the normal way of expressing it: ABC.

Are they all correct?

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a) Teacher: It's OK but this would be the normal way of expressing it: ABC.

This is fine, although it might be clearer to say: It's OK, but the normal way of expressing it would be: ABC.

b) Teacher: It's OK but this will be the normal way of expressing it: ABC.

This sounds wrong.

c) Teacher: It's OK but this is the normal way of expressing it: ABC.

This is fine, although it might be clearer to say: It's OK, but the normal way of expressing it is: ABC.

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  • Also, when suggesting a particular sentence to someone, people often say: You would say: ABC. I think "you will say: ABC" would sound wrong here. Am I right? – Mr. X Sep 5 '20 at 7:44
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    You are right, @Mr.X – rjpond Sep 5 '20 at 8:49

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