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    #1

    will or would?, go or try?

    Hi,

    Which sentence is correct?

    Setence1:
    I will go to understand my work before I start to do it.
    Setence2:
    I will try to understand my work before I start to do it.
    Setence3:
    I would go to understand my work before I start to do it.
    Setence4:
    I would try to understand my work before I start to do it.

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    #2

    Re: will or would?, go or try?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Which sentence is correct?

    Setence1:
    I will go to understand my work before I start to do it.
    Setence2:
    I will try to understand my work before I start to do it.
    Setence3:
    I would go to understand my work before I start to do it.
    Setence4:
    I would try to understand my work before I start to do it.

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    What exactly are you trying to say? None of your sentences seem OK to me.
    Depending on what you want to say, I suggest:

    I have to understand my work before I start it.
    I must understand my work before I start it.
    I should understand my work before I start doing it.

    I shall understand my work before I start doing it.
    I will understand my work before I start doing it.

    Perhaps "job" is a better word here, depending on the context:

    I have to understand my job before I start doing it.

    PS Not a native speaker

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    #3

    Re: will or would?, go or try?

    I think sentence 2 is OK, but I would change it to 'the work' or use a different word as Yminsky suggested.

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    #4

    Re: will or would?, go or try?

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    What exactly are you trying to say? None of your sentences seem OK to me.
    Depending on what you want to say, I suggest:

    I have to understand my work before I start it.
    I must understand my work before I start it.
    I should understand my work before I start doing it.

    I shall understand my work before I start doing it.
    I will understand my work before I start doing it.

    Perhaps "job" is a better word here, depending on the context:

    I have to understand my job before I start doing it.

    PS Not a native speaker

    "What exactly are you trying to say"
    I think is:
    I will understand my work before I start doing it.

    However, I think this is better:
    I will try to understand my work before I start doing it.

    Because:
    I may not be able to understand all tasks before I start to do. So, I add "I try".

    Any opinion?

    Thanks

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    #5

    Re: will or would?, go or try?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    "What exactly are you trying to say"
    I think is:
    I will understand my work before I start doing it.

    However, I think this is better:
    I will try to understand my work before I start doing it.

    Because:
    I may not be able to understand all tasks before I start to do. So, I add "I try".

    Any opinion?

    Thanks
    If you are sure you will understand it, that is, if it is just a matter of time, than you use "I will understand". This is a tacit future affirmation.

    If, as you said, you are not sure whether you will be able to understant it, but you want to understand it, than you should try to understand it. In this case, you use "I will try to understand."

    Finally, if it is necessary that you understand the work, that is, you are obliged to understand it, than you must understand it. In this last case, you use "I need to understand" or "I must understand."

    I hope this helps.

    PS Not a native speaker

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