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    Default Is "would" more formal than "Will" in these sentences?

    If I put the word "will" instead of "would", do the sentences become formal?
    1.It would be fun to be taken to fabulous restaurant.
    2.It would be fun to be considered to fabulous restaurant.
    3.It would be fun to be regarded as fabulous restaurant.

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    Default Re: Is "would" more formal than "Will" in these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    If I put the word "will" instead of "would", do the sentences become formal?
    1.It would be fun to be taken to fabulous restaurant. It is not an issue of formality. Rather, each has a different meaning when used as in your example. Use of "would" suggests that no promise or plan has been made, only that the speaker would enjoy the opportunity. Whereas use of "will" suggests that a plan has been made to be taken to a restaurant.
    2.It would be fun to be considered to fabulous restaurant.
    3.It would be fun to be regarded as fabulous restaurant.
    Examples #2 and #3 do not make sense, particularly because of the use of "considered" and "regarded".

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    Default Re: Is "would" more formal than "Will" in these sentences?

    I dunno. If we're both on some great drugs so that you are regarding me as a fabulous restaurant, could that be fun?
    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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    Default Re: Is "would" more formal than "Will" in these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Examples #2 and #3 do not make sense, particularly because of the use of "considered" and "regarded".
    Doesn't "take" mean "consider" or "regard" in the sentence1(original sentence I saw from collins dictionary)?

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    Default Re: Is "would" more formal than "Will" in these sentences?

    NO.
    It means to be transported, accompanied, or simply "brought" there.

    Think about this, please.
    Does it make ANY SENSE at all for someone to think you are a restaurant?
    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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    Default Re: Is "would" more formal than "Will" in these sentences?

    Ahahahahahaha. Now I understand the sentence. Thank you.

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