Will Be vs. Would Be
What is the correct way to phrase the following sentence:
1) I recently found out that I will be working on....
2) I recently found out that I would be working on...
I originally used "will", but spellcheck flagged it as an error and suggested I replace it with "would".
Thanks for your help.
Would, in this context, is the past tense of will. Both sentences are correct, depending on the meaning. If the job has not yet started, "I recently found out that I will be working on..." is correct. You can test that by turning the sentence round: I will be working on...., as I recently discovered.
But if the job started in the past, it would be correct to say I recently found out that I would ...
|link comment||answered Jun 21 '13 at 10:14 Michael Cranfield Expert|