would vs will
what is the correct usage of would vs will
1.Would and will are both auxiliary modal verbs.
2.Will is used to talk about definite future actions.
3.Will is used to talk about: quick decisions, promises, offers and a likely prediction
4.Would is used to talk about: invitations, requests, asking permission, talking about preferences and making arrangements.
Both will and would can be used in conditional statements.
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|link comment||answered Mar 10 '11 at 13:19 bridgit brown New member|
As regards writing fiction, "will" is present tense and used when directly quoting a character's thoughts: "Tomorrow I will arrive at the castle." "Would" is past tense and used when paraphrasing what the character is thinking: "Tomorrow he would arrive at the castle." The first is the actual internalized thought, directly quoted. The second is not quoted thought.
|link comment||answered Apr 25 '14 at 14:11 Gregory Frost New member|
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