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    usage of will and would

    can we use 'will' and 'would' or vice versa in a same sentence? Tomorrow I would propose her if I get a chance, but I know she will definitely reject.
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    Re: usage of will and would

    Hello vamc, and welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by vamc View Post
    Can we use 'will' and after 'would' or vice versa in the same sentence? Tomorrow I would propose her if I get a got the chance, but I know she will definitely reject me/my proposal.
    For the sake of consistency, it would be better to use "would" instead of "will" in that sentence.

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    Re: usage of will and would

    Can it be, "I know she would definitely reject my proposal"? Thanks

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    Re: usage of will and would

    I think 'to' is missing after 'propose'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: usage of will and would

    Yes. There is no conflict between "would" and "definitely" if that's what you're concerned about.

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    Re: usage of will and would

    Quote Originally Posted by vamc View Post
    can we use 'will' and 'would' or vice versa in a same sentence?
    Yes:

    I will ask her, but I would be surprised if she accepted the proposal.

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