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    Default the usage of "would" No.3

    Hi,

    The usage of "would" frazzles me a lot. Please explain to me the differences between the comparable sentences below:

    3. It would cost a lot more if we went from Italy.
    It will cost a lot more if we go from Italy.


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    Default Re: the usage of "would" No.3

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    The usage of "would" frazzles me a lot. Please explain to me the differences between the comparable sentences below:

    3. It would cost a lot more if we went from Italy.
    It will cost a lot more if we go from Italy.


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    There is no appreciable difference in meaning.

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    Default Re: the usage of "would" No.3

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There is no appreciable difference in meaning.
    I was just discussing this with someone and that person claims while there is no difference in meaning, the first one implies that "we" didn't go from Italy for sure and the second one implies "we" haven't made the decision yet.
    Is he right?

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    Default Re: the usage of "would" No.3

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    I was just discussing this with someone and that person claims while there is no difference in meaning, the first one implies that "we" didn't go from Italy for sure and the second one implies "we" haven't made the decision yet.
    Is he right?
    No, I don't detect any such implications.

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