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    lagoo is offline Member
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    would bring them either good luck or bad luck

    Hello,

    "In many European countries, people believe that the first visitor on New Year’s Day would bring them either good luck or bad luck."

    Source: a grammar book by a Chinese grammarian


    Would it be acceptable without changing its original meaning if I replace “would” with “will”?

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    Re: would bring them either good luck or bad luck

    It's better with 'will'.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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