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  1. guest001
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    Question Will VS Would

    hi, I just wonder if anyone can tell me what I did wrong in the conversation.

    My friend and I talked about upcoming test in the class today and she wondered if out teacher allow us to use an aid sheet that has mathematical formulas. I already asked the question to my teacher so I was sure she will provide the aid sheet to us during the test.
    So I told her,

    "Yes, you will have it(the aid sheet)."

    then she corrected me, "No, you WOULD have it."

    I was confused what she said to me at that time and I realized I didn't say in correct way on the conversation. Still, I don't know why I should say 'would' instead of 'will' and significant difference between them.

    I'll be greatly appreciated if anyone kindly answer my question. Thank you!

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    Re: Will VS Would

    Quote Originally Posted by guest001 View Post

    "Yes, you will have it(the aid sheet)."

    then she corrected me, "No, you WOULD have it."
    Your version sounds more natural to me.

    To contrast the two:
    "will" is psychologically immediate
    "would" is psychologically distant

    Does that seem a little abstract?

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