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    Which is the most definite?

    Dear Teachers,

    Which is the most definite among these expressions: will, will have to, would, would have to? Which is the least?

    For example,

    More universities will merge.
    More universities will have to merge.
    More universities would merge.
    More universities would have to merge.

    I will choose the latter.
    I will have to choose the latter.
    I would choose the latter.
    I would have to choose the latter.

    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia

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    Re: Which is the most definite?

    All are correct and meanings vary in some.

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    Re: Which is the most definite?

    The first two are equally definite; 'have to' just suggests that that don't have a choice in the matter.

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