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    #1

    will be or would be an asset ?

    (a) I believe I will be an asset to your company
    (b) I believe I would be an asset to your company

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

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    Re: will be or would be an asset ?

    I will do it = future. It's a sure thing.
    I would do it = conditional. Something has to happen in order for you to do it.*


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    Re: will be or would be an asset ?

    The difference to me is whether the person works for the company or not. The first could be used when the person has been offered a job (the sure thing mentioned above) and the second when the person is trying to convince them to give him a job (the event that has to happen).

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