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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    So for now, should I just follow the consitency of tense rule for sentences like "I would go to the mall tomorrow, if I get paid today. " right?
    Yes, but that should be "I will go to the mall tomorrow, if I get paid tomorrow."

    but i would like to know the difference if i used "would" instead of "will"
    I would go to the mall tomorrow, if I get paid today.
    I will go to the mall tomorrow, if I get paid today.
    Use "got" with "would"; that makes the sentence hypothetical.
    Use "get" with "will"; that makes the mall conditional on the pay.

    Can you also give me some examples of the important uses of would and will?
    I already did that. :wink:

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    Use "get" with "will"; that makes the mall conditional on the pay.

    What if i replaced "will" with "would"
    What would it mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Use "get" with "will"; that makes the mall conditional on the pay.

    What if i replaced "will" with "would"
    What would it mean?
    It would mean you are waiting to be asked to go or you have reservations.

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    "but i would like to know the difference if i used would instead of will."

    "used" should be in pass tense, b/c of cconsistency of verbs right?

    and

    "but i will like to know the difference if i use will instead of will."

    in this case, "use" should be in present tense, b/c of cconsistency of verbs right?








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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Use "get" with "will"; that makes the mall conditional on the pay.

    What if i replaced "will" with "would"
    What would it mean?
    It would mean you are waiting to be asked to go or you have reservations.
    sorry can you exlain this again. i don't get it. lets say i said:

    I would go to the mall tomorrow, if I get paid today.
    I will go to the mall tomorrow, if I get paid today.


    What is the difference in meaing if i used "would" instead of "will" and vice vera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "but i would like to know the difference if i used would instead of will."

    "used" should be in pass tense, b/c of cconsistency of verbs right?

    and
    When you use "used", you are talking about the past or you are talking about a hypothetical.

    "but i will like to know the difference if i use will instead of will."

    in this case, "use" should be in present tense, b/c of cconsistency of verbs right?
    We don't say "I will like to know". You would still use "I would like to know" (your like is now, not in the future). When you use "use" in that sentence you are talking about a future event that is dependent on your using "use".

    I think you are going to have to do some reading about "will" and "would". This is a very complicated area of English and this format is not likely to teach you properly. Do you have any resource books?

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    We don't say "I will like to know". You would still use "I would like to know" (your like is now, not in the future). When you use "use" in that sentence you are talking about a future event that is dependent on your using "use".

    "but i would like to know the difference if i used would instead of will."

    If I have used "used",does that mean i am referring to my previous question?

    If I have used "use" instead of "used",does the question means that i am asking about when would i use "would" and "will" when i need to use it?

    no i don't have any resource book. actaully i do have this bare essential book but i don't find it that useful.
    Do you have any recommendations?[/b]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    We don't say "I will like to know". You would still use "I would like to know" (your like is now, not in the future). When you use "use" in that sentence you are talking about a future event that is dependent on your using "use".

    "but i would like to know the difference if i used would instead of will."

    If I have used "used",does that mean i am referring to my previous question?
    Yes, or to a hypothetical use.

    If I have used "use" instead of "used",does that mean i am talking about the question i am asking right now?
    Yes, in a way. In the past it could be referring to your question now.

    no i don't have any resource book. actaully i do have this bare essential book but i don't find it that useful.
    Do you have any recommendations?[/b]
    http://www.usingenglish.com/amazon/us/019431197X.html

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    "but i would like to know the difference if i used would instead of will."

    [If I have used "use" instead of "used",does that mean i am talking about the question i am asking right now?


    Yes, in a way. In the past it could be referring to your question now.]

    What other meaning does it have [yes, in a way]? "In the past it could be referring to your question now." What do you mean in the past it could be referring to my question now?





    Would the clothes have been cleaned, if i had not used soap becase he was lazy <--did i use "had" correctly? or do i need to chance the sentence or do i need a story to it?

    Would the clothes have been cleaned, if i had not used soap because we were out of soap on that day. <--is had sitll wrong ? or should i use have? b/c "because we were out of soap on that day." is not clear?

    Would the clothes have been cleaned, if i have not used soap? <---correct right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "but i would like to know the difference if i used would instead of will."

    [If I have used "use" instead of "used",does that mean i am talking about the question i am asking right now?


    Yes, in a way. In the past it could be referring to your question now.]

    What other meaning does it have [yes, in a way]? "In the past it could be referring to your question now." What do you mean in the past it could be referring to my question now?
    We have to get clear on tenses and time.

    8 pm: If I used "will" instead of "would", what would the difference be?
    In that sentence, "used" either refers to a use before 8 pm or to a hypothetical use.

    8 pm: If I use "will" instead of "would", what would the difference be?

    In that sentence, "use" refers to the the next time you write.

    9 pm: The second sentence at 8 pm could be referring to what you are writing now. It is the future, compared to what you wrote at 8 pm.

    Do you get that?

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    yes, thanks for making it clear.

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