Questions tagged [will-would]

This tag is for questions asking about difference between two auxiliary verbs: will and would. Questions that only have to do with one of them can also use this tag, because the two modal verbs share a lot in common and can be easily confused.

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Modal verbs: difference betweeen ¨Would¨ and ¨Could¨

I have a question: when I could use the modal verb ¨Could¨ and when ¨Would¨ because for me is similar. I know ¨Would¨ we can use it in very polite situations like ¨would you like a cup of coffee¨. But ...
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What grammar is being used in this sentense?

What is the grammar of: I promised myself I wasn't gonna cry at this one. I mean can I just say "wouldn't" instead of "wasn't"?: I promised myself I wouldn't cry at this one.
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What is the difference between 'I will do it' vs 'Let me do it'?

I feel the following sentences sound similar meaning but still, we use them differently at a different situation. What is the reason for this? Let me show you around the city vs I will show you ...
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Would be or Would have been, and why?

He would be a king, unfortunately he died due to a disease He would have been a king, unfortunately he died due to a disease Would be or Would have been, and why?
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Will and Would In future prediction

While learning C2 level grammar structures for my exam, I came across this structure. Using would with wide range of adverbs such as possibly, undoubtedly etc. Consider these sentences: I believe ...
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would: polite request

I'm learning modal verbs, would! I'll try for understanding how can 'would' be used for polite requests by approaching with a methodology. The methodology is that we think 'would' is the past version ...
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I would deny that report.(intention vs imaginary condition?)

There is a sentence, "I would deny that report". and here is another sentence and explanation. ex) I would attend the party. Means I'm not going to the party, unless something else is ...
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would + verb construction

I've been learning English for some time now, but have a huge problems with all constructions with 'would'. For example today I found that out in one of the NYT articles: [...]He wouldn’t learn ...
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What is the meaning of “would” in “would step in to fill the void”?

From this : https://www.bbc.com/sport/basketball/52970613 Doncic would make his first-team debut at Real Madrid aged 16 That summer's EuroBasket also, inadvertently, gave Doncic the chance to ...
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Modal Verbs Will_Would differences

1). In the context of disease management, it is not the case that one drug would work for the entire population and a single one would be useful for that patient’s lifetime. 2). In the context of ...
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Will and would modal verb differences

1). A majority of voters approved changes to Russia's constitution that would allow president valdmir putin to hold power until 2036 2). A majority of voters approved changes to Russia's constitution ...
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will and would differences

1). Without my coach it wouldn't be possible. 2). Without my coach it will not be possible. What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences??? I Know that "would" is used in ...
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Will vs would usage differences

1).What will you do if you find a suitcase with $10,000? 2).What would you do if you found a suite case with $10,000? I know that first sentence is normal and second sentence is hypothetical and ...
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will vs would difference in usage

In India, due to corona outbreak strick country wide lockdown was implemented. After two months, lockdown has been restricted to some areas only. At first, Minister of my area announced lockdown to my ...
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Writing : Would you quit killing after how many people you would kill? [closed]

A : Would you quit killing after how many people you would kill ? B : I would quit killing after I would kill five more. (or I would quit after I will make the number 10, which is the number of ...
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What's meaning “would” in this sentence?

What's the usage and meaning of "would" in this sentence: He (Sherlock Holmes) would undoubtedly have been baffled by the way the crime was committed. In this sentence, why is “have” used ...
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Is such modal verb transition grammatically sound?

Barry wouldn't give up, and the woman that he married won't either. The speaker addressing this is the subject's—Barry—spouse.
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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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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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Different usages of would

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