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What is difference between Will and Would?
If the OP wants to try a few basic sentences and interact with the thread, then we will see what type of distinctions they are capable of understanding at the moment.
Whether I was wrong in putting my oar in is of course debatable, as is the way I did it; everything is subjective. One man's meat is another man's poison. And this is all very well as long as things are not taken to the extreme, which is yet another subjective term. One thing is an objective fact though: What induced me to put in my two euro cents' worth was the feeling of need to help the OP. And this is what counts and should be borne in mind before one chooses the tone of voice, the paralinguistic attributes in his comment to a post. Most contributors is impelled by this same motive to help, but unfortunatelly not all.
Why I am writing this? So as to oil the creaking wheels of forum interactions here. I am not referring to you now, Ray, mind.
Last edited by svartnik; 22-Jul-2009 at 13:07.
'I will' is the present tense of 'will', 'I would' is the past tense of 'will'.
If you use will before another verb, although it is the simple present tense, it is used in English to indicate the future tense, as English has no 'future tense'. This is probably what Raymott means.
Would, being the past tense of will is also the subjunctive. As such it indicates possibility, desire, unreal situations, or states dependent upon a condition.
The subtext is that if you ask a question like this, you either get a very simple answer commensurate with the effort you've put into the question, or someone has to write a grammar book chapter for you.
The correct response, of course, is to ask the OP what understanding they already have of 'will' and 'would' to save reinventing the wheel all over again, but this usually elicits no reply.
Naturally, it would be ideal to know what trouble the OP is having with 'will' and 'would'. Under those conditions, a sensible and useful reply could be given without generating futile arguments among the regulars.
So, I will ask, and we will see:
ravibhartiya, what do you understand is the difference between 'will' and 'would'? What problems are you having using these words?