I have to write a composition to talk about an imaginary house. I want to say:
"I want my house to have three floors. It will have five enormous bathrooms".
My question is, since I'm talking about an imaginary situation can I use "will" or should I use "would"?
Thanks in advance.
Mr P slipped in ahead of me there with a more precise, less rambling response.
It's not always whether the situation is imaginary or not, Gps. It's how the speaker wants to view it or have it viewed by listeners. Native English speakers [ENLs] often use less tentative modals forms even for an imaginary situation because they want it to seem more real.
Imagine two people lost in the desert, close to dying where the chance of rescue seems slim.
A: I'm going to have a big chocolate shake right before I chow down on a 16 ounce T-bone. What are you going to have?
They could use 'be going to', even where it seems to be a remote possibility, to make things seem more likely.