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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Difference between "difficult to believe that the situation {would/will} return to normal"

While reading a newspaper, I found this sentence Even if an argument is put forward that many of today's excesses do not reflect long term reality, It is difficult to believe that the situation would ...
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Doesn't or wouldn't?

Here is my phrase from Stack Overflow question. How to create a universal function so that it doesn't have to be rewritten for every new polynomial degree NN? Could (would, should, arrrgh) I write ...
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If + should vs. if + would

In certain clauses, should is used for all three persons: If I/you/he should decide to go, we will need a larger car. If it should begin to snow, we will stay here tonight. Would is not acceptable ...
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Would usage in past tense

I have read this in "The Hindu" newspaper of India But in 1879 he would hit the jackpot as it were and bring out the blockbuster that would reverberate across the world. Why would is used ...
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WOULD usage for future

I have read this news about a cyclone in "The Hindu" news paper of India Officials at the regional Meteorological centre in Kolkata on sunday issues warnings that squally winds of 40_50 ...
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Assuming yesterday I met your brother, I would say

Person A: What is the meaning of "bump into someone"? Person B: If I met your brother somewhere unexpectedly, I would say, "I bumped into him yesterday." Here I'm only interested ...
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"I would make sure your future {will/would} be bright" - what is the difference?

What is the difference between these two sentences? I would make sure your future will be bright. I would make sure your future would be bright. I understand that the first would signify conditions ...
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I would, but I have an important meeting

Can we use "would" in the sense of but I/we/he won't? For example: Person A: Can you come with me for shopping this evening? Person B: I would, but I have an important meeting to attend. (...
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I'd like/want to come, but

Friend: John, can you come to the party tonight? John: Sorry, no. I'd like to come, but my mum's very ill and I have to look after her. John: Sorry, no. I want to come, but my mum's very ill and I ...
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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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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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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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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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What is difference between these three sentences- "would", "would have", and "will"

1.Tag those who'll attend her concert 2.Tag those who'd attend her concert 3.Tag those who'd have attended her concert
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Meaning of "would be" in "announced that he would be leaving Google"

On August 3, 2012, Bloch announced that he would be leaving Google. (Source) What I can understand: I will leave Google. I would leave Google. What's the meaning of: would + be + verb-ing
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Would be him vs will be him

Suppose a telephone is ringing and I think that this call is from a specific person, then what will I say? That would be him. That wil be him.
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Will and would in the same sentence

I have read this article in a Indian newspaper "The Hindu" The minority scholarship quota for Muslims will be reduced drastically from 80% to 58.67% whereas the share of the entire ...
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"Would be working" or "Will be working" is most suitable?

We ____ be working very differently after the lockdown is lifted. will would In our country (non-native) sometimes it is difficult to understand the concepts of 'will’ and ‘would'. I would like to ...
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This would be entirely appropriate if her not having come had strained their relationship

While answering a certain question, someone (a native speaker) writes: "My sister came over last night. She'd been promising to come for weeks, and she finally came." "My sister came ...
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"would" can be used to express the degree of certainty? Or it is always used under hypothetical condition?

I am wondering about "would" can be also used to express the degree of certainty. Not any website shows any example sentences using "would" to express the degree of certainty only ...
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"I could meet you" vs "I can meet you" & "I would meet you" vs "I will meet you"

Is it true that "could" is generally referred to talk about past possibilities? If so, why? We say "I could meet you tomorrow". Why can't we just say "I can meet you tomorrow.&...
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If going to plus would

If I am going to do X, what would the cost of doing Y be? Is this sentence grammatically correct? I want to imply that now that I have to do X and doing X is inevitable, I think doing Y is not that ...
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It would be or will look

Which of the following is correct? Put these sunglasses on – then it would look more realistic. Put these sunglasses on – then it will look more realistic.
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Will vs would. Reason behind answer

Which of the following is a grammatically CORRECT sentence? A) You had better told her everything, or else you will lose a friend. B) You had better told her everything, or else you would lose a ...
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Why is "would" used in "tasks that would not overwhelm them"?

I find it very confusing to use 'would' in sentences like: That's why they give beginner employers introductory tasks that would not overwhelm them. Why is "would" used here?
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Why do we need to use “would”?

Which is correct? I've got an acting job. Like you believe that. or I've got an acting job. Like you'd believe that. I mean, what's the difference between these two sentences?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What tense is the sentence "He would go to finish the job?"

What tense is the sentence "He would go to finish the job?" Other examples, "He would leave the store." "He would decide to help him."
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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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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 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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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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"So that people would know" vs "so that people knew"

I'm trying to understand this construction: You can do this like that, so that people would know what to look forward to Context: I'm trying to give a story advice. I can't decide whether it ...
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Would be Vs Will be

With India administering 30_40 lakh doses dialy, this suggests that existing stocks would be available for 10_13 days, though there is a considerable variation within the states in the number of doses ...
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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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"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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"I wouldn't want to..." vs. "I didn't want to..."?

I wouldn't want you to do that I didn't want you to do that We use "would not" to talk about repeated past actions that are not true in the present, and "did not" for actions completed in the past. ...
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Is this conditional clause correct?

Since I'm studying another language, I found a translation of the conditional into this sentence: "If he was able to catch the bus, he won't be late." Is this correct? Shouldn't it be "If he was able ...
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What should we put in this sentence-will or would?

In an interview, I heard an actress saying: "I would not say, this is the best role I have ever done." What is the meaning of 'would' in that sentence as there is no if-clause? Why didn't she ...
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Use and meaning of WOULD

Could you please explain me what is the use and the meaning of WOULD in this sentence? “It’s very odd that he WOULD HAVE BEHAVED rudely to you”. Thank you! Francesca
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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 ...