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What is the difference between

When will XYZ bank release the results of clerks?


When would XYZ Bank release the results of clerks?

Which one is the formal way to ask the HR of the bank.

Please explain the difference between 'will' and 'would' (in a question) with examples.

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  • use present tense 'is/are'! We use it for the events that are sure to happen. 'The train leaves on Monday'. Likewise - When are the results of [Exam's name]? – Maulik V Sep 21 '15 at 7:43
  • Both refers to the future. The use of will in the question is a direct way of asking a question, whereas the use of would is an indirect or polite way of asking a question. – Khan Sep 21 '15 at 8:22
  • Will is fine. The simple present is also fine, if used properly. Would seems a little off here. The more important issue is how to rephrase "the results of clerks". – snailcar Sep 23 '15 at 0:05