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    I hope you will / would always help me when I need your assistance.

    Which word should I use? Are there any errors in the sentence?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: hope you will / wound

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I hope you will / would always help me when I need your assistance.

    Which word should I use? Are there any errors in the sentence?

    Thanks in advance.
    Different usages:


    "I hope you will always help me when I need your assistance."

    "I hope you would always help me if I needed your assistance."

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    Default Re: hope you will / wound

    kohyoongliat: I agree that "will' should be used in your sentence.
    Anglika: Sorry, I don't understand your second sentence.

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    Default Re: hope you will / wound

    If I needed your assistance, I hope you would always help me - it's a conditional.

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    Default Re: hope you will / wound

    Since you seem to be talking about the future, why "needed"?

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    Default Re: hope you will / wound

    Thanks for the reference; it reminded me that I have heard this kind of grammar before.
    However, I think that most North Americans would say '...if I need your assistance.' and '...if it snows next July.'
    I guess it's the same old story about the difference between the two styles of English.
    Would you prefer that I take 'my English' and go away?

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    Default Re: hope you will / wound

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Thanks for the reference; it reminded me that I have heard this kind of grammar before.
    However, I think that most North Americans would say '...if I need your assistance.' and '...if it snows next July.'
    I guess it's the same old story about the difference between the two styles of English.
    Would you prefer that I take 'my English' and go away?
    Are you trying to claim that most North Americans never use the second conditional? If so, do you have any research to back that up?

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    Default Re: hope you will / wound

    What I said is that, based on my daily conversations and what I hear, I think that most North Americans would use the present tense with a future conditional. What do you think?

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    Default Re: hope you will / wound

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Different usages:
    Thanks, Anglika, for your reply.

    "I hope you will always help me when I need your assistance."

    "I hope you would always help me if I needed your assistance."
    To me, it sounds odd if I tell my friend "I hope you would always help me if I needed your assistance." In this case, it seems I doubt he will help me.

    In what situation will you use that sentence? If you were talking to your boss or someone who is not so close to you or someone in authority?

    Thanks in advance.

    With best wishes

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