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    Dear Teachers.

    Is there a little difference between (1) and (2)?

    (1) When I grow up, I want to be a doctor.
    (2) When I grow up, I would want to be a doctor.

    Have a good holiday!

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    Default Re: would want

    The first is a known fact. The second suggests it's either a decision now, or dependent on certain circumstances (if I got the grades...). However, the first sounds more like a child's sentence to me.

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