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    Kristine May is offline Member
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    Default When do you use would?

    Which is better?

    The people went out to watch what will happen next.

    The people went out to watch what would happen next.



    When do you use would?

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    Default Re: When do you use would?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    Which is better?

    The people went out to watch what will happen next.

    The people went out to watch what would happen next.



    When do you use would?
    You want to talk about a happening which happens in the future, not the future of a present time, but the future of a past time (they went out). So you should say "would" and not "will".

    You are asking a general question:"When do ...?". In different cases we use "would". One of these cases is when we want to talk about the future of a past time.

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