who could give me a very simple but complete discussion (a source/link) so that i can teach my students the use of will vs would effectively... Thanks a lot in advance!
I'm student from Panama
Ok I think that the Modal expression will is very simple because is used to say something in the future for example:
He will be there at 6:00pm
Would is a little bit more complex because is the past of will so the same sentence above I can re-write such as: He would have been there at 6:00pm in case of definitively probability to stay there at 6:00pm. but its more common to say He could have been there at 6:00pm because is a propability and we are not sure what's kept him
I can say would is a propability of an action in the future for example:
Would you please pass the salt?
I would like an apple, please
would also can be used in the past as the example I posted above.