- For Teachers
Context: Classroom : Sentences with will
Trainees continually make sentences with would instead of with will. E.g. I would phone you tomorrow.
It is not a problem with their mother tongue.
How does one address this?
Could someone help , please.
Probably they speak one of the dialects or languages in the Northern half of India, a Sanksrit-related Indo-European language.
I have observed that in many Indo-European languages, the conditional is used for socio-cultural reasons when one is trying to be as polite as possible.
In the example given, it is not correct in international English, but we can identify the reason and explain it to the students as a hypercorrection.