IF + would ??

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soleiljy

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1. discount the likelihood that a new motif starts in a given position if this motif would overlap with a previously learned one.


2. discount the likelihood that a new motif starts in a given position if this motif overlaps with a previously learned one.

Hi, my on-line ESL teachers!

Please take a look above two sentences. I'd like to know how above two sentences sound like differently.

Thanks!

:-D
 

riverkid

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1. discount the likelihood that a new motif starts in a given position if this motif would overlap with a previously learned one.

Using would just makes it more tentative, Soleiljy. It kinda says "if it happened to".

2. discount the likelihood that a new motif starts in a given position if this motif overlaps with a previously learned one.

This is more real, less tentative. It kinda says, "if it happens to".

Hi, my on-line ESL teachers!

Please take a look above two sentences. I'd like to know how above two sentences sound like differently.

Thanks!

:-D

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