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    will/would

    a. When you graduate, there will be several jobs waiting for you.
    b. If you graduate without trouble, Iíll buy you a new car.

    c. When you graduate, there would be several jobs waiting for you.
    d. If you graduate without trouble, I would buy you a new car.
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    I know that a. and b. are correct, but I am not sure whether c. and d.
    are correct. In other words, what are the differences between will and would in these sentences?
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    Re: will/would

    What do you mean by "graduate without trouble"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: will/would

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What do you mean by "graduate without trouble"?
    I mean "not fail to graduate, for example, because fail to reach the required standard".
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    Re: will/would

    I don't understand. Surely the person is either going to graduate or they're not. If they fail, they fail. If they don't fail, they graduate. Did you perhaps mean "If you graduate easily ..."?
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    Re: will/would

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't understand. Surely the person is either going to graduate or they're not. If they fail, they fail. If they don't fail, they graduate. Did you perhaps mean "If you graduate easily ..."?
    I mean 'If you don't run into difficulties that make you fail to graduate (or you run into them, but at least you finally overcome them), and then you graduate successfully'.
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    Re: will/would

    So effectively the person is going to get a new car as long as they graduate, even if they had some problems along the way!

    Back to the original question then. a) and b) are OK. c) and d) aren't. c) just doesn't make sense with "When" followed by "would be". d) would be OK if you used "If you graduated ...".
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    Re: will/would

    Consider using "manage to graduate" instead of "graduate without trouble".

    Take a look at entry #2 (and its sub-entries) for "manage" in the link below.
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/manage

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    Re: will/would

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    d) would be OK if you used "If you graduated ...".
    However, If I say the sentences below, are both of them acceptable?
    a. If you should manage to graduate, I would buy you a new car.
    b.
    If you should manage to graduate, I will buy you a new car.
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    What are the differences between them?

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    Re: will/would

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Constructions with if + should are unusual in that they can be used in both predictive and hypothetical conditional sentences.

    a.
    If you should manage to graduate, I would buy you a new car.
    b.
    If you should manage to graduate, I will buy you a new car.
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    I think a. is
    a hypothetical conditional sentence, and b. is a predictive conditional sentence. Am I right?
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    Re: will/would

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    However, If I say the sentences below, are both of them acceptable?
    a. If you should manage to graduate, I would buy you a new car.
    b.
    If you should manage to graduate, I will buy you a new car.
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    What are the differences between them?

    Only will works for me after if you should manage to.

    However is not a natural way to begin a sentence unless a previous sentence presents an opposing argument. Never capitalize the word after a comma unless it's a proper noun or an acronym.
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