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    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "would" in the following context:


    We now have at least some interesting hypotheses about the
    “beyond”: First, these bands of frequencies above us might actually be
    realms of existence that would be as solid to the entities that may
    inhabit them as our world is to us. Second, harmonics of the visible
    light spectrum might possibly also exist as colors in those realms.


    Does "would" express probability here, i.e. it is possible that for the entities those realms of existence are as solid as our world is for us?

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    Smile Re: would

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "would" in the following context:


    We now have at least some interesting hypotheses about the
    “beyond”: First, these bands of frequencies above us might actually be
    realms of existence that would be as solid to the entities that may
    inhabit them as our world is to us. Second, harmonics of the visible
    light spectrum might possibly also exist as colors in those realms.


    Does "would" express probability here, i.e. it is possible that for the entities those realms of existence are as solid as our world is for us?
    Rather, it is something that we might think is true, a hypothetical statement about something; in this case, about bands of frequency. Probability would be expressed by might or could.


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