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    usage of would

    Here is the scenario in which i used would and got doubt regarding its usage:

    Actually I applied for a certificate. For that, the pre-requisites that i need to posses are 1) A - certificate and 2) B -certificate.

    To get A - certificate, i went to an office where it is issued and explained them what i am applying for and told them, " I would require A -certificate to apply". Is the usage of would correct here? Or just saying " I require certificate to apply" is sufficient?

    Please explain. Also please explain at various places would can be used. I know for sure that would is the future tense of will that can be used in case of events in the past.. right?

    thank you

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    Re: usage of would

    Omit "would" there. "I require A certificate to apply" is sufficient, and "would" adds nothing there.


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    Re: usage of would

    thanks Ronbee. But if i add would, is it incorrect? and how about adding 'will' instead?

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    Re: usage of would

    Since you insist on using that word, yes the use of 'would" would be incorrect there. That is because it sets up a condition. Example:
    You would need this if you wanted to do that.

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    Re: usage of would

    thanks.. I could break one lock. Still to win over another lock: How about saying like " you will need this if you wanted to do that" ?

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    #6

    Re: usage of would

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    thanks.. I could break one lock. Still to win over another lock: How about saying like " you will need this if you wanted to do that" ?
    Close. Try:
    You will need this if you want to do that.

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