Will Be vs. Would Be

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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.

 

-Louis

will vs would be asked Jun 19 '13 at 16:20 Louis P New member

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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

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