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    would be required ?

    I read this sentence

    As things presently stand, you would be required to attend the meeting in March of this year

    If I change it to
    As things presently stand, you will be required to attend the meeting in March of this year

    What is the difference between (a) and (b)

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    Re: would be required ?

    I am not a teacher.

    There is not much difference. "Would" acknowledges the uncertainty in "as things presently stand", but the extra uncertainty is not needed.

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    Re: would be required ?

    thank you for your response. I am still trying to figure out when to use "would" and "will" in sentences.

    How about this sentence
    I expect that your help would be needed at the party.

    So if I am not very certain - I use "would be needed"

    If I am very certain, I use "I expect your help will be needed at the party"

    Is that correct?

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    Re: would be required ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    thank you for your response. I am still trying to figure out when to use "would" and "will" in sentences.

    How about this sentence
    I expect that your help would be needed at the party.

    So if I am not very certain - I use "would be needed"

    If I am very certain, I use "I expect your help will be needed at the party"

    Is that correct?
    Yes, if you use "would" it is implied that there could be conditions, perhaps your help won't be needed.

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