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    How are you?

    I'd like to know the difference between beyween (1) and (2)?

    (1) My hero is my mother.
    (2) My hero would be my mother.

    Have a good holiday!

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    Default Re: would

    The first sounds like a known opinion, while the second sounds as if the speaker has been asked who his/her hero is and is deciding at the time of speaking.

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