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    Use of Would for prediction

    Can i write for prediction about time consumption like this.

    I assume it would not take too long.

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    Vid

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    Re: Use of Would for prediction

    Quote Originally Posted by vidplaylist View Post
    Can i write for prediction about time consumption like this?

    "I assume it would not take too long."

    Thanks!
    Vid
    Yes, you can.

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    Re: Use of Would for prediction

    Yes. I see this as an ellipsed second conditional: I assume (if we did it) it would not take too long.
    This would also work as an ellipsed first conditional: I assume (if we do it) it will not take too long.

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