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    if + will and would

    hello.
    I have some questions. about the differences between will and would.
    I don't know the differences.

    example sentences {
    situation: before election

    1.friend A: What WOULD you do if Obama became the president?
    friend B: I would invite my friends and have a party.
    friend C: I like McCain. If Obama became the president I would feel sad.

    friend A: What WILL you do if Obama becomes the president?
    friend B: I will invite my friends and have a party.
    friend C: I like McCain. If Obama becomes the president I will feel sad.

    2. A: What WOULD happen if Obama became the president?
    B: Obama would overcome economic crisis.

    A: What WILL happen if Obama becomes the president?
    B: Obama will overcome economic crisis.
    }

    1. Are these all correct expressions? is there anything wrong?
    2. All have same meaning?


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    Re: if + will and would

    What will you do -- We use the First Conditional to talk about future events that are likely to happen.

    What would you do -- The second conditional is like the first conditional. We are still thinking about the future. We are thinking about a particular condition in the future, and the result of this condition. But there is not a real possibility that this condition will happen. For example, you do not have a lottery ticket. Is it possible to win? No! No lottery ticket, no win! But maybe you will buy a lottery ticket in the future. So you can think about winning in the future, like a dream. It's not very real, but it's still possible.

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