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    Use of can, could, will, would

    I am confused about the correct the use of will, would when talking about future.

    I will like to do it
    I would like to do it.

    To me, both mean same. What is the difference between them. I will appreciate, if the explanation come with some examples.

    Thanks

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    Re: Use of can, could, will, would

    Quote Originally Posted by novicesince1977 View Post
    I am confused about the correct the use of will, would when talking about future.

    I will like to do it
    I would like to do it.

    To me, both mean same. What is the difference between them. I will appreciate, if the explanation come with some examples.

    Thanks
    In learning English, I've noticed that auxiliaries are troublesome, aren't they?

    In your sentences, "will" and "would" have something to do with probability/possibilty. "Will" is implying certainty, but "would" is giving less certainty.

    Note I am neither an English teacher, nor an English speaker. I may be wrong.

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    Re: Use of can, could, will, would

    Quote Originally Posted by novicesince1977 View Post
    I am confused about the correct the use of will, would when talking about future.
    Welcome to the forum, novicesince1977.

    This is a common problem which has been answered many times before.

    This is how to find previous answers:

    Go to the Search box at the top of the page and type in will, would.

    You will find links to earlier discussions of this topic.

    Later, do the same for can, could.

    Ask again if you have any specific problems.

    Rover

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    Re: Use of can, could, will, would

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, novicesince1977.

    This is a common problem which has been answered many times before.

    This is how to find previous answers:

    Go to the Search box at the top of the page and type in will, would.

    You will find links to earlier discussions of this topic.

    Later, do the same for can, could.

    Ask again if you have any specific problems.

    Rover
    Thanks Rover. My mistake, I should have tried it.

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    Re: Use of can, could, will, would

    Quote Originally Posted by novicesince1977 View Post
    Thanks Rover. My mistake, I should have tried it.
    Don't worry about it. It takes a long time to discover all the features of these forums.

    Rover

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