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    will vs would

    When will you use "will" or "would"?

    For example,

    I will be coming after finishing the housework.

    I would like to introduce my friend to you.

    I'm still confused how to use both words. Could teachers here to help me?

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    Re: will vs would

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    When will you do we use "will" or and "would"?

    For example:

    I will be coming after finishing the housework.
    This is rather unnatural. I would expect "I will come after I finish the housework". It's the simple future.

    I would like to introduce my friend to you.
    See my post below.

    I'm still confused about how to use both words. Could teachers here to help me?
    With the second, you're not just using "would". The set phrase is "would like to + verb".

    If you want to compare "will" with "would", you would need to compare something like:

    Will you open the window?
    Would you open the window?

    I will go to the party.
    I would go to the party ... [but I can't].
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: will vs would

    Try not to think of 'would like' as an example of 'would' in use. It's far more practical to think of 'would like' as an idiomatic expression very roughly equivalent to a polite version of 'want'.

    (Cross-posted with ems.)
    Last edited by Piscean; 05-Jul-2016 at 22:50. Reason: Cross-posting note added.

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    Re: will vs would

    So,in sum of your view,
    If I use the word "will", it will happen and it's true.
    If I use the word "would", it wouldn't happen and it's fake.

    Correct?

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    #5

    Re: will vs would

    NO.

    The difference in meaning between will and would​ is complex. If you have problems with particular sentences, do start a thread on them. We will do our best to help. As far as your original question is concerned, emsr2d2 and I both gave suggestions.

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