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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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Will vs Present tense

I hope he arrives soon vs I hope he will arrive soon I don't know if he leaves today vs I don't know if he will leave today I know he knows vs I know he will know I hope it heals soon ...
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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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the meaning of “would” in the “before” clause

Before he would agree to make the appearance, he carefully arranged for nearly one thousand paid applauders. What is the meaning of "would" in the sentence above? Below are definitions in Merriam-...
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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 ...
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The meaning of “would” in the mentioned context?

In the right conditions, would happiness and pain come together? Would happiness and pain come together? For the sake of brevity, can we say sentence 2 when we mean sentence 1?
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Would and will in one sentence

I write a blog. In one article I am creating a tutorial. I am using a sentence with words will and would. I am not sure if the tenses are used well. The sentence is this Then we will add some error ...
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“Would have” in texts describing history

I have noted that in books/articles dealing with history, "would have" is often used. E.g.: Many of the tools used by Woodland people would have been familiar to their Archaic ancestors. ...
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Soon everything would / will

I have this part in a story, and I have no idea if it should be would or will: I looked at the Merrimack River, always so big and beautiful. On the riverbend, the trees started blossoming with the ...
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Please explain why “would” is used in the following sentences? [closed]

Please explain why "would" is used in the following sentences (it's shown in its contracted form). Situation 1. A: We have a special course that focuses on healthy food. B: I don't think I'd ...
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Is it okay to use 'would' in past tense?

I was having breakfast with my older brother and then I asked him to 'Can I pass?'. He answered 'Yes you can, if you were not this kind then I ..... not let you pass.' We had a argue about what we ...
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Use and meaning of “Would” in following sentence

As part of my effort to understand use of "would", I came across below text on internet. I need a translator (junior translators welcome) to proofread/revise a text. Must be a native speaker. ...
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Can “would” be used in affirmative for being less direct?

Can "would" be used in affirmative form for being less direct? Situation: I have got a request from a business counterparty. After we agreed on the way of taking it forward, I need to pass to my ...
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Won't vs wouldn't

What is the difference in the usage of "won't" and "wouldn't" in these sentences: The bathroom is filthy. I won't even wash my socks in it. The bathroom is filthy. I wouldn't even wash my socks in it....
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“wouldn’t have been” usage

I found this sentence watching one of the videos about “would” on YouTube: He wouldn’t have been much help anyway For me it sounds weird. Why “help” and not “helpful”? What rules in there? That ...
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The usage of will and would

I came across several usage of would and will in a news article, but it is of pretty much confusing use. I picked a few sentences in the article with would or will in. According to No 10, the new ...
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How paradoxical that the world’s greatest chefs

How paradoxical that the world’s greatest chefs have all been men! Cooking would clearly seem to be a field that lies exclusively within women’s realm, yet the annals of cookery are replete with ...
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Does *will somebody something* exist?

From this post: ..., because it will you you more performance or power reduction or both. the article use will you you sth. Grammarly notify me that you you should be you-you, but I also don't ...
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what does “would” mean in this paragraph?

My leg burned and was angry from the lead ball that was lodged in it just above my knee. I felt sleepy and everything would go black. Then I'd wake up again. I wanted to go back to our farm in Ohio ...
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How to use would like in my sentences

Sometimes I need to use would like in my sentences, to show some suggestion or asking for something. I really do not how to use it correctly here. For example, I would like to ask someone whether he/...
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if condition and would

Consider the following two sentences: If I had a free year, I would have traveled the world. If I had a free year, I would travel the world. Is sentence 1 referring past not probable thing? Is ...
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Will be or would be?

I looked at a text a friend of mine wrote. She almost always uses "would be" or "would have" instead of "will be" or "will have". An international team of scientists collected insects with so-called “...
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'Will' vs. 'would'

I am writing an essay, and I am confused about some tenses that I have to use: For a while, the situation seems to improve, but Mary decides to finally kill herself (shortly after that). However, ...
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Using would in sentences

I had eggs in the breakfast. But I wanted sausages. Can I say, "I would have preferred a sausage"?
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“Would I be ready” or “am I ready”

Consider this sentence: I study medicine too, but am I ready to act like them in a similar situation? Suppose you finished reading a book about the actions of some people in battle filed. Now you ...
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Does 'would' sometimes substitute other modals?

Without you, I couldn't have done it. Without you, I wouldn't have done it. Is there any meaningful difference between those two above? In my humble opinion, the first one sounds as "I wasn't ...
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Which one will / would be correct? [duplicate]

Who will win the next election? Who would win the next election? Are there any differences between those sentences? They both describe the future, so from what I learned, the difference would be ...
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What's the differences between “Will” and “Would” as present tense?

I always appreciate all the people here. Today I have a question about will-would usage. I know there're lots of answers for them already. However I just need to learn them with my sentences for ...
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Why is 'would' used here instead of 'will'

Someone commented following line. "This time,a vote for Democrats(or any party) would be a vote for progress;a vote for third front would be a vote for instability and indecision." I don't think ...
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Purpose of 'would' here

"I would definitely encourage each of you to follow-up on their initiative,write e-mails,posters,talk to professors and even reach out to people outside the university." Is would used in above line ...
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Should I use conditional or not

John is learning to write a speech.But he has not to give any speech in near future.His teacher gave him an advice. Which of the followings lines should be used as an advice by teacher, considering ...
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Why 'would be' is used in this line

In India,there is a great cricket player named Sachin(he has retired few years back).One of his colleagues (who used to play at international level along with him)praised him and said following line: ...
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Use of “will” vs “would”

"You have used a cumbersome method to solve this question.I would not / will not use it." Which of above two(would and will) is preferrable to use? Can would not be used above to politely refuse?