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    #1

    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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    #3

    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:


    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice provide the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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    #5

    Re: will would

    Quote Originally Posted by StoppingBy View Post
    The sentence expresses a hope, so it requires the subjunctive mood. That means you should use "would".
    Hopes do not necessarily require a subjunctive. I hope he will come is correct; I hope he would come is not.

    There is also the point that the subjunctive is almost never obligatory in BrE.

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