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    #1

    The princess preferred . . . will/would get married.

    Hi,

    - The princess preferred the boy to die rather than seeing that he and the other girl will/would get married.

    I tried to write this sentence but I am having difficulty in deciding if I should put 'will' or 'would' in that sentence. I think 'will' sounds OK.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: The princess preferred . . . will/would get married.

    Your sentence is not OK. Try this: "The princess preferred the boy to die rather than see him marry the other girl."

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    Re: The princess preferred . . . will/would get married.

    What about this one: ''The princess preferred the boy to die rather than see that he would/will marry the other girl.'' (Actually, what I want to learn is whether I put 'will' or 'would.'

    Thanks.

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    #4

    Re: The princess preferred . . . will/would get married.

    It's not natural written like that.

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    #5

    Re: The princess preferred . . . will/would get married.

    I would say "The princess would rather see the boy die than see him marry that girl."

    I see no need for "prefer" in that sentence but if you have to use it "The princess would prefer to see the boy die than to see him marry that girl."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: The princess preferred . . . will/would get married.

    You can't use 'will'. "The princess saw that the boy would marry another girl. She preferred that the boy would die."

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