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    Mike12345 is offline Member
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    will would

    1 First, I wish everyone would be happier and healthier!
    2 First, I wish everyone will be happier and healthier!

    Teachers, Which word is right "would" or "will" in the sentence? In my opinion, I think both of them are right, for that these two wors can be used to talk about future. Do you agree?

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    Re: will would

    No. With I wish, only "would" works. You can say I hope everyone will be happier and healthier.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: will would

    The sentence expresses a hope, so it requires the subjunctive mood. That means you should use "would".

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    Re: will would

    It's always a pleasure to welcome knowledgable new native-speakers to the forum, StoppingBy, but please read this extract from the Posting Guidelines:


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