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    Should I use would or will in this sentence?

    How will/would he do that.

    Hi everyone, can I use 'would' in the sentence to express probability?

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    Re: How will/ would he.......

    In general, "will" is more certain (less tentative/theoretical) than "would". Can you give us a scenario or more context to work with?

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    Re: How will/ would he.......

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    In general, "will" is more certain (less tentative/theoretical) than "would". Can you give us a scenario or more context to work with?
    My grammar books says "'would' is used for talking about the result of an event that you imagine.So does my sentence fit into this context?
    Dear teacher, can you clear it to me please and give some possible context where I can use this version of "would"?

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    Re: How will/ would he.......

    For example,

    A: The escapologist says he'll free himself within a minute.
    B: Let's see; how will he do that?
    [The audience/commentator know (with some certainty) the man can break free.]

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    A: Although he's bankrupt, he claims he can raise $2 million within a week.
    B: Oh, how would he do that?
    [It's highly uncertain that the man can raise that amount.]

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