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    should/would

    Hi there,

    Please help:

    Why (should/ would) any tourist come to visit New York city?

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    pete


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    Re: should/would

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    Hi there,

    Please help:

    Why (should/ would) any tourist come to visit New York city?

    thanks
    pete
    should - why is it a good idea/thing for ...

    would- under what conditions would a tourist come ...
    - for what reasons do tourists come ...

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    Re: should/would

    Hi there,

    Should OR would? Pleaes help:

    Why (should/ would) any tourist come to visit New York city? It is a city of crime; and the air is polluted.

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    Re: should/would

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Should OR would? Pleaes help:

    Why (should/ would) any tourist come to visit New York city? It is a city of crime; and the air is polluted.

    Thanks
    pete
    Pete,

    Context is very important in making decisions about structure choice so please give as much info as you can the first time around.

    Either should or would would work here given the extra info.

    should - it means, "It's my opinion that no sane person wants to visit a crime ridden and polluted city".

    would - it means, "how is it at all possible that any sane person wants to visit a crime ridden and polluted city".

    In these types of situations where the speaker is expressing incredulity, great surprise or shock, the modal is given extra emphasis.

    Why WOULD/SHOULD anyone want to ... .

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    Re: should/would

    Hi there,
    I saw an article in a magazine. It is to encourage readers to go to New York City. The writer put these sentences at the beginning of the article:
    Why should any tourist come to visit New York city? It is a city of crime; and the air is polluted.

    But I don't know why 'should' is used here. Indeed, 'would' means intention whilst 'should' means duty.
    So which one?
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    Re: should/would

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    I saw an article in a magazine. It is to encourage readers to go to New York City. The writer put these sentences at the beginning of the article:
    Why should any tourist come to visit New York city? It is a city of crime; and the air is polluted.

    But I don't know why 'should' is used here. Indeed, 'would' means intention whilst 'should' means duty.
    So which one?
    Thanks
    pete
    Does 'should' mean duty? Can you give me an example, Pete? 'should' is used to give opinions, as I noted in my previous post.

    should - it means, "It's my opinion that no sane person wants to visit a crime ridden and polluted city".

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