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    will/would

    Could you please tell me the difference in nuance between the two sentences below?

    A. He said that he will go to Kyoto tomorrow.
    B. He said that he would go to Kyoto tomorrow.

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    Re: will/would

    There's no difference. Sentence B is probably the more common way to express the future-in-the-past in this situation.
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    Re: will/would

    'Would' is the backshifted form of 'will'. The reference is to future time with respect to the time of reporting, not future in the past.
    Last edited by Piscean; 25-Apr-2017 at 22:02. Reason: typo

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    Re: will/would

    "said" is the past tense of "say," and "would" is the past tense of "will."

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