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    a confusing question

    Hi!

    A: I don't like my history class.
    B: The semester just started. You ( ) probably go to the office and change the class.

    a) must
    b) will
    c) would
    d) could

    I am cofused between c) and d).
    Could you explain that, please?

    Thanks.

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    Re: a confusing question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi!

    A: I don't like my history class.
    B: The semester just started. You ( ) probably go to the office and change the class.

    a) must
    b) will
    c) would
    d) could

    I am cofused between c) and d).
    Could you explain that, please?

    Thanks.
    Why do you think "would" might be a good choice?


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    Re: a confusing question

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Why do you think "would" might be a good choice?
    Because I think would is a courteous and euphemistic expression.

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    Re: a confusing question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Because I think would is a courteous and euphemistic expression.
    It is indeed courteous and euphemistic, but it's also inappropriate.

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    Re: a confusing question

    (I am not a teacher)

    "Would" is conditional, so using it would only be appropriate if you appended the sentence, for example:

    "You would probably go to the office and change the class if you felt really strongly about it."


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    Re: a confusing question

    Quote Originally Posted by sushuma View Post
    (I am not a teacher)

    "Would" is conditional, so using it would only be appropriate if you appended the sentence, for example:

    "You would probably go to the office and change the class if you felt really strongly about it."
    Thanks all.

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