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    correct choice of words

    I wish I could let mother/Mother know, as I know she will/would be worried.

    1. Should 'mother' be capitalised?

    2. is a comma needed after 'know', which is followed by 'as'?

    3. Should it be 'will' or 'would'?

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    Re: correct choice of words

    1. Capitalize it. You are using "Mother" as her name, hence it should be capitalized. You could substitute her actual name (like "Elaine") into the sentence. If you said "my mother," you would not capitalize it.

    2. I would use a comma

    3. I would use "would."

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    Re: correct choice of words

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    1. Capitalize it. ...

    2. I would use a comma

    3. I would use "would."
    I agree with answers #1 and 2, but 'will' sounds more likely to me for #3. 'I' have a present wish because I am certain that Mother is worried.

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    Re: correct choice of words

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I agree with answers #1 and 2, but 'will' sounds more likely to me for #3. 'I' have a present wish because I am certain that Mother is worried.
    Yes, even better than choosing between "will" or "would."

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    Re: correct choice of words

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes, even better than choosing between "will" or "would'.
    Thanks. Dave. I don't understand what you are saying. Please enlighten me.

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    Re: correct choice of words

    "I wish I could let Mother know, as I know she will be worried." This is correct. If you want to use "would", you could write it like this:"I wish I could let Mother know, as I know she would be worried if I didn't."

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