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“I wouldn't want to around the amount of people at that pool party even before the pandemic.”

First of all, I would like to know what differences do the use of won't and wouldn't make in any sentences, and what kind of meanings (wouldn’t) would conveys in the following sentence. I wouldn't ...
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Making these sentences into the past

How could I make these sentences into the past? On this day, I've completed 10 years of marriage. Should I use the past perfect tense? On that day, I'd completed 10 years of marriage. Or, ...
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Please, explain the use of 'would' in this sentence

Please, explain the use of 'would' in this sentence I'm only 36, but I feel like I'm too old to understand and explain certain expressions sometimes.. (since this is something younger people would ...
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Which tense is more suitable?

In the near future you will discard your body with robotic upgrades. Or In the near future you would discard your body with robotic upgrades. Won't we use "would" instead as we're speculating ...
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could a memory be a present evidence and require “going to” for an hypothetic future action

May be my name will ring you a bell when you are reading this message. I have bought many records from you but we haven't been in touch for a long time. I thought the label was over, glad it is not ...
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Understanding usages of would

I would call you. What does this mean? 1) Am I being doubtful about calling someone? Like less probability of calling someone. 2) Just saying that I will call if some conditions happen. Like in ...
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Will and would in conditionals

1) What is the difference in meaning of the two sentences given below What would you do, if you saw a ghost in your bedroom tonight? What will you do, if you see a ghost in your bedroom? 2)...
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What's the difference between what I was hoping would happen? vs. What I was hoping that would happen?

The sentence "What I was hoping that would happen?" is possible? If possible, what is the function of that? Is it one of relative pronouns or what? My understanding for "What I was hoping would ...
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Difference in usage of will and would

What is the difference in meaning when will and would are used in below sentences. 1)Minister has lauched a scheme for pregnant women. This scheme has been launched to provide nutritional support to ...
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What's the difference between these two

1.How long will it last? 2.How long would it last? One is present and the other is past? In what context I can use them?
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Can you contract WILL with nouns in informal writing / speaking?

I'm considering writing the following in an email to a friend. I'm sure the exam'll be easy. But it just sounds wrong to me, even in an informal setting....
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diffrent usages of would

hey, Would you beat your friend for 100dollars? What does this mean? a)Requesting someone to beat his/her friend for 100dollars or b)Asking whether they would beat his friend for 100dollars ?
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will and would usage differences

1) "You could not make me happy, and I am convinced that I am the last woman in the world who would make you so." 2) "You could not make me happy, and I am convinced that I am the last woman in ...
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would like vs simple present tense

1) After we go for a run, I would like some tea. 2) After we go for a run, I like some tea What is the difference between the meanings of these two sentences?
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Usage of 'would'

Consider the following sentence The program was able to communicate with humans using simple software that would recognize when certain key words were used. I want to translate this sentence. ...
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“I will say it is better” emphasizing “will”

In my shop I am selling a new thing. And a customer asks me about the quality of the new thing. And I responded by saying: I will say it is better, since I am selling it. First use then see. Here ...
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difference between WILL, BE GOING TO and the present continuous [closed]

when we can use WILL, BE GOING TO or the present continuous. and what is the difference between situations we use each of them?
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Difference of meaning between these two sentences

Sometimes I played guitar and she would come in Sometimes I played guitar and she came in Does it mean in the first sentence that in the past each time I played guitar she came in ( sometimes is ...
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“Would be” usage

She would be sixteen. She would be his wife. What do these two sentences mean? Do they mean that “she is sixteen” and “she is his wife”? If not what is the difference between these two ...
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Will and would difference

1) Having faster computers would make for a more efficient system. 2) Having faster computers will make for a more efficient system What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences? ...
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will and would usage [duplicate]

Do you think he will come? or Do you think he would come? Which is the correct form? If both are correct, What is the difference in their meaning? I have seen similar questions, but the are not ...
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will vs would usage

Can I use "will not" instead of "would not" in the sentence given below? If so, What is the difference? No matter what I did, Ken wouldn't do what I told him.
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How can one use WOULD and COULD, both, consecutively?

I encountered a sentence in an article. The writer (Australian) has used both COULD and WOULD consecutively in a sentence. The sentence is "But I was determined to make a statement: would could do ...
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What is the difference between “will” and “would”?

“This system Would largely benefit the numerous migrant beneficiaries such as labourers, daily wagers, blue-collar workers etc. who frequently change their place of dwelling in search of employment or ...
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confusion of conditional constructions

Am I crazy? If I am, would I realize it? Why can't I use will here? I think it is in first conditional form. So will should be used
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confusion of usage of would

I have heard these type of sentences 1) I would like to invite Mr.Ram to the stage 2)I would like to thankyou Why would is used in these sentences? Are they hypotetical ? Are the conditional, ...
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Understanding would

He would do it What does sentence this mean?? Does this mean any of the following four ways 1) He will do it (if some conditions are met) 2) He will do it (if some conditions are met, but now ...
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Why is “would” used in this sentence?

I would roast you but my mom said I am not allowed to burn trash. Why is "would" used in this sentence?
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Is “will” compulsory for future event?

Here, both sentences indicate a future event. What is the difference between the two sentences? The meeting starts at 5 o'clock. The meeting will start at 5 o'clock. Is the first ...
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The meaning of “would have” + the past participal of a verb in context

I have come across it in this video. It is 2 minutes and 28 seconds. Here is the context: Language is complex, and difficult to learn. So complex, that one relatively popular theory, which comes ...
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Usage of will and would in conditionals

"We would show the lands if Sam dares the government to do so”, he said. I have seen this line in a newspaper. Can we use will instead of would??
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Is would necessary in “… when I got paid I would leave my office…”? [closed]

Every month when I got paid I would leave my office and go to the bookshop and spend a little fortune. "Would" is here to indicate that the action was done many times. I was wondering if "would" was ...
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unnecessary usage of would

I have seen this sentence in an online learning website: Let's delve into the problem you'd like to solve I can't get why would is used in this sentence? what this the difference between this ...
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Are “Will” and “Would ” interchangeable?

Consider this sentence I found online: "I am an extremely easy-going guy, and I think I would fit in with almost anyone" If I replace "would" with "will" in above sentence,what is the change in ...
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Difference between “Would have to ” and “Will have to”

In a mobile purchasing guide, it says that you can have a small-sized phone very cheaply. The next sentence is: But what if you want a bigger screen? In that case you (would have to/will have to)...
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Would have had problem

Doctor informed the court on Monday that it had terminated the over 22-week pregnancy of a minor rape survivor as continuing with it would have had severe impact on girl's physical and mental health. ...
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'Will' instead of 'Would' with a past tense sentence

I've bumped into a YouTube clip (Here is the extracted text for the sake of convenience and context) that deals with the difference between 'Will' and 'Would'. Among other examples, they have chosen ...
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Will, Wills, Willed, Willed to [closed]

I am almost completely broken with "will". Can anybody explain it in a good way? We can use "will" for willingness: He will work - he wants to work I will sleep - I want to sleep She won't walk ...
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Used to vs would structural difference

I have a doubt on the following question. 1) I ______________ want to be a practising doctor but now I'm more interested in research. Options: A. was used to B. used to c. would I was ...
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Using will in interrogatives?

I really find it difficult to frame a proper English sentence. I want to ask if this sentence is correct or not: will she be happy if she comes to know that you bought it from the stolen money? ...
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If current results hold, Man City would win PL title

The line under the scoreboard says If current results hold, Man City would win PL title. I am totally confused about why would is there. It describes a particular condition (winning the game) and ...
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Will / would usage

I saw a bloger's post where it was written: It looks like he would be on the East coast, when I am there. I wonder if it's correct to use would instead of will? If it's correct what is the rule ...
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Usage of “will” with “if” clause in conditional sentences

I have read that "will" should not be used with "if" clause in conditional sentences. However, I feel that below sentence is grammatically correct even though "will" is used with "if" clause. Could ...
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Usage of present/past tense with “would”

I am not able to decide that out of below 2 sentences which one is grammatically correct. Please note that I want to know from international competitive exams perspective. All good/additional ...
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Why “would you rather…” not “will you rather…”?

I was writing a paragraph where I had to include two questions. They are (not exactly): Will you reject the offer? Or would you rather embrace it knowing it is to your advantage? It is for sure "...
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correct usage of will

"I guarantee you that not only will the means negatively affect the relationship but the room won't stay clean when you leave town for a few days." I just wonder if we can use "will" this way: "I ...
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Difference in meaning of sentences when will and would are used

I asked him when he would go there. vs I asked him when he will go there. Which one is correct? If both are correct, what is difference in meaning between them?
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“I don't think he will leave” vs. “I don't think he would leave”

What is the difference between will and would in the following context? John: Hey Subha, did you know Lionel Messi has got a huge offer from PSG to join them? What do you think about the ...
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Difference between “will” and “would” for predictions

What is the difference between will and would in the following sentence? In the following news link, why is would used instead of will? Here is the link and the headline: Why the US would never ...
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I'd hate to let her down

Alexa's father (Dave): I just hope Principal Trugly doesn't remember me. I was always such a model student. I'd hate to let her down. Alexa's mother: This is about Alexa, Dave. Alexa's ...