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    Will and Would

    What is difference between Will and Would? What is specific use of them?

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    Re: Will and Would

    Would is the simple past of will. But, most of the times, we use would in the present especially in requests. Will is used in requests too, but in an informal ones, while would is used in a formal requests.

    EG:
    Will you borrow me some money, please? ( Informal).

    Would you sit down, please? (Formal).

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    Re: Will and Would

    Would is the simple past of will. But, most of the times, we use would in the present especially in requests. Will is used in requests too, but in an informal ones, while would is used in a formal requests.

    EG:
    Will you borrow me some money, please? ( Informal).

    Would you sit down, please? (Formal).

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    Re: Will and Would

    Quote Originally Posted by nedira View Post
    Would is the simple past of will. But, most of the times, we use would in the present especially in requests. Will is used in requests too, but in an informal ones, while would is used in a formal requests.

    EG:
    Will you borrow me some money, please? ( Informal).

    Would you sit down, please? (Formal).
    Will you lend me some money, please?

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    Re: Will and Would

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Will you lend me some money, please?
    If i am wrong then kindly correct me

    Will - definite >> I will attend the meeting tomorrow ( I will attend anyhow)
    Would - possibility >> I would attend the meeting tomorrow ( I may or may not attend it)

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    Re: Will and Would

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    If i am wrong then kindly correct me

    Will - definite >> I will attend the meeting tomorrow ( I will attend anyhow)
    Would - possibility >> I would attend the meeting tomorrow ( I may or may not attend it)
    Will - definite >> I will attend the meeting tomorrow ( I will attend anyhow) Yes.
    Would - possibility >> I would attend the meeting tomorrow ( I may or may not attend it) No, not exactly, "would" here is conditional, it needs an "if" clause, for example "I would attend the meeting tomorrow, if I didn't have a previous engagement." or "If I didn't have a previous engagement, I would attend the meeting tomorrow". In your sentence, to suggest possibility, use "may" or "might" instead of "would".

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