1)So as promised by me , I would be doing it for you.

2)So as promised by me , I will be doing it for you.

A person said first sentence to me , when I did the work he asked. What happens if he used will instead of would ? What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?

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"Would", in place of "will" suggests a hypothetical outcome.

It may be that the person who said this to you made a mistake - even native speakers get their words mixed up sometimes in everyday speech. But if someone had taken the care to choose between 'will' and 'would', the difference would be that "I will be doing it" shows certainty, whereas "I would be doing it" suggests some degree of indecision.

  • By the way, we seldom say, "As promised by me". We prefer "As I promised," "As I said," "As I told you." Commented Mar 19, 2021 at 10:01

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