He will go tomorrow.

He would go tomorrow.

Is there any difference between the two?

  • 2
    What research have you done?
    – BillJ
    Oct 18, 2021 at 6:21
  • 4
    Yes, there is. Have you looked up uses of would? Oct 18, 2021 at 7:48
  • I did, but I still need some explanation regarding this. Oct 18, 2021 at 14:02
  • @ModernEnglish Is there a specific aspect you're unsure of, or is it the whole thing?
    – rjpond
    Oct 18, 2021 at 14:33
  • Can I use it in the same situation? The second one is counterfactual but I need to know how I can use them in different situations. Oct 18, 2021 at 14:46

1 Answer 1

  1. "Will" is used to talk about the future: "we will go tomorrow".

  2. "Would" is used for (a) the future in the past and (b) the conditional.

1: "We will go tomorrow."

2a: "I said that we would go tomorrow"; "I knew that we would go"; "I thought that we would go"; "I had already decided that we would go."

2b: "We would go tomorrow if we could"; "We would go tomorrow, but we're too busy, unfortunately."

"Would" is also used for polite requests: "I would like an ice cream, please."

Both "will" and "would" are used for invitations ("Will you accompany me?" / "Would you accompany me?").

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