will vs would


is it proper to say " we will be delighted to have you join us" or " we would be delighted to have you join us?

asked May 20 '11 at 17:11 Catherine New member

4 answers


'Would' is a conditional form. It implies an 'if'' clause: "We would be delighted if you joined us".


link comment answered Sep 11 '11 at 06:23 Mark Heyne Contributor

I have a question on would and will.


The team will not help me.  or is it?


The team would not help me.


Thank you.

link comment answered Apr 20 '14 at 15:44 mia New member

I think the question, "the team will not help me", is talking about future and certainty.

While the other, "the team would not help me", could talk about past event or uncertainty.

Please can any one tell me if I'm right or wrong? I guess I'm not sure.

Thank You


link comment answered Jun 09 '14 at 08:50 Nazarene New member

I work in customer service and I see people switching between. "I'd be happy to help you" and "I will be happy to help you." I have always told my agents to use will because it displays more ownership and confidence. After seeing this site I wanted to check it out to be sure.

link comment answered Jul 23 at 18:19 Allen Saunders New member

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