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    #1

    will vs would

    what is the difference between the two responses ?

    see you in the theatre on monday.ok!
    A) I will be there
    b) I would be there

    what do you think of this wesite?

    A) it will be useful
    B) it would be useful

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    #2

    Re: will vs would

    Quote Originally Posted by tareq10 View Post
    what is the difference between the two responses ?

    See you in the theatre on Monday.ok!
    A) I will be there. You are saying that you will meet the person at the theatre on Monday.
    b) I would be there. This is incomplete, 'would' cannot replace 'will'. 'I would be there, but I have to do something else'. This says that you would be there under normal circumstances, (you had planned to be there) but something else has come up and you must attend to that.

    What do you think of this website? Now try to answer this one yourself.

    A) it will be useful
    B) it would be useful
    Bhai.

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    Re: will vs would

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Bhai.
    you are great! thank you very much
    I will try this one

    What do you think of this website? Now try to answer this one yourself.

    A) it will be useful means that this website will be useful in the future
    B) it would be useful means that this website will be useful under some circumstances
    e.g: it would be useful if we use it regularly.

    am I right

    is "would" always related to If cluase (the first condition and the second one?

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    Re: will vs would

    Quote Originally Posted by tareq10 View Post
    you are great! thank you very much
    I will try this one

    What do you think of this website? Now try to answer this one yourself.

    A) it will be useful means that this website will be useful
    B) it would be useful means that this website will be useful under some circumstances
    e.g: it would be useful if we use it regularly

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    #5

    Re: will vs would

    Quote Originally Posted by tareq10 View Post
    you are great! thank you very much
    I will try this one

    What do you think of this website? Now try to answer this one yourself.

    A) it will be useful means that this website will be useful in the future
    B) it would be useful means that this website will be useful under some circumstances
    e.g: it would be useful if we use it regularly.
    I would say the website might be useful under some circumstances. (But doesn't that apply to anything?) More likely: The website is useful. (Meaning: it has what I want.)

    Quote Originally Posted by tareq10 View Post
    Is "would" always related to If clause (the first condition and the second one?
    Conditionally, yes.


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