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    Do you think he would...

    Is there a difference in meaning between these two sentences?

    1. Do you think he will pass the exam?

    2. Do you think he would pass the exam?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Do you think he would...

    Quote Originally Posted by daddyjohn View Post
    Is there a difference in meaning between these two sentences?

    1. Do you think he will pass the exam?

    2. Do you think he would pass the exam?

    Thank you very much.
    There is one. The first question is correct, whereas the second one is not.

    To make it correct:
    1. I think he will pass the exam.
    2. I thought he would pass the exam.

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    Re: Do you think he would...

    Hi,
    Both sentences look fine to me.I do hear them both around me.
    Maybe it's a matter of certainty?
    will >> would

    Cheers..
    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Kazuki; 10-Sep-2008 at 18:44. Reason: answer

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    Re: Do you think he would...

    Quote Originally Posted by daddyjohn View Post
    Is there a difference in meaning between these two sentences?

    1. Do you think he will pass the exam?

    2. Do you think he would pass the exam?

    Thank you very much.
    2. is incorrect.
    "would" is either a conditional modal, or a past tense of will
    Past tense - 3. Did you think he would pass the exam?
    Conditional - 4. Do you think he would pass his exam if he studied harder?
    For a conditional question, you need a condition.

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    Re: Do you think he would...

    I am so sorry.

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    Re: Do you think he would...

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    I am so sorry.
    You don't need to be sorry as long as you learn something.

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