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The following sentence is from the Metro newspaper.
"the introduction of the death penalty would mean the end of accession negotiations."
What is the grammatical function of would in the sentence?
Can you use will in the sentence without changing its meaning?
Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Jul-2016 at 20:23. Reason: Reduced font size to make post readable
If you replace would with will, the meaning changes. Now the writer and reader know that the country has already introduced the death penalty, and the negotiations will definitely end.
I am not a teacher.