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    #1

    Would or will

    I have a question.
    It says to write a sentence of similar meaning using the word in the brackets.
    - I might lose my job, but they would have to pay me a month's wages.(should)
    --> If I should lose my job, they will have to pay me a month's wages.(key)
    Why is WOULD replaced with WILL in the key sentence, please?

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    #2

    Re: Would or will

    Are you sure you wrote the sentences correctly? Personally I've found a serious mistake in both your sentences.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: Would or will

    Yes. I am sure of what I have written. It is from my exercise book.
    What is the serious mistake, Boris?

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    #4

    Re: Would or will

    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoyenglish View Post
    - I might lose my job, but they would have to pay me a month's wages.(should)
    --> If I should lose my job, they will have to pay me a month's wages.(key)
    Why is WOULD replaced with WILL in the key sentence, please?
    I don't know. 'Would' is fine. In fact, I think it's better.

    Perhaps I am not awake yet, but I see no serious mistake.

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    #5

    Re: Would or will

    Whoops, I feel awkward. I think "a month's wages" is incorrect. Am I missing something?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: Would or will

    ...a month's wages is fine, Boris.

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