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    which is correct? Will or would....I think (b) is correct. Am I right?

    (a) It would be interesting to try and find out from his boss what happed at yesterday meeting


    (b) It will be interesting to try and find out from his boos what happened at yesterday meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    which is correct? Will or would....I think (b) is correct. Am I right?

    (a) It would be interesting to try and find out from his boss what happened at yesterday's meeting


    (b) It will be interesting to try and find out from his boosboss what happened at yesterday's meeting.
    Both are OK. There is a subtle difference between your two examples. In (a) using "would" suggests the possibility of some investigation; whereas (b) "will" suggests the probability of an investigation.

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    Try TO find out
    Try TO find out
    Try TO find out

    Just because you hear Try AND find out more often these days, it doesn't make it correct!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Hello

    thank you for your response. It is very helpful as I now learn how to use will and would

    How about these sentences -

    It will be useful to learn more about his performance as an employee
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    It would be useful to learn more about his performance as an employee


    It would be of value to learn more about his past activities
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    It will be of value to learn more about his past activities


    I assume the same applies to all these sentences...they are all correct. Am I correct?

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    Default Re: which sentence is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Hello

    thank you for your response. It is very helpful as I now learn how to use will and would

    How about these sentences -

    It will be useful to learn more about his performance as an employee
    or
    It would be useful to learn more about his performance as an employee


    It would be of value to learn more about his past activities
    or
    It will be of value to learn more about his past activities


    I assume the same applies to all these sentences...they are all correct. Am I correct?
    Yes. The same distictions apply between "will" and "would' in your examples.

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