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I'm confused between "will" and "would"

  • I will/would attend the party.

Which is the correct one?

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    Both are fully grammatical but have different meanings. You'll have to give some context for any further answer.
    – Colin Fine
    May 11, 2016 at 14:10

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I will attend the party.

This is like a promise. You will do it at a later time.

I would attend the party.

This is usually not said by itself. It is normally used like so:

I would attend the party, but I have a meeting that day.

Edit (below from Gus):

It's worth mentioning explicitly: The 'would' form of response implies you want to attend but cannot, due to (whatever you say next, in this example, a meeting)

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    It's worth mentioning explicitly: The 'would' form of response implies you want to attend but cannot, due to <whatever you say next, in this example, a meeting>.
    – Gus
    May 11, 2016 at 15:02

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