Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Sep 2006
    • Posts: 575
    #1

    would

    I'd like to know the meaning of "I would be a grandma at last!"
    Is there a difference between "I would be a grandma at last" and "I will be a grandma at last"?

    Son: We are going to have a baby this summer!
    Mom: A baby. I would be a grandma at last!

    Son: We are going to have a baby this summer!
    Mon: A baby. I will be a grandma at last!

    Thank you in advance.

  1. rancher247's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 275
    #2

    Re: would

    Use will-would implies that the baby may not survive.
    I would be a grandma at last (if the baby survives).

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,833
    #3

    Re: would

    In that context, 'would' doesn't sound right to me. It could be used in the past:
    My daughter told me she was pregnant and that I would be a grandmother at last.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •