would vs will


what is the correct usage of would vs will

asked Mar 09 '11 at 15:49 See New member

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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

would use for the past tense and will use for future tense

link comment answered Mar 10 '11 at 02:21 Vani New member

OK! Thank you very much!!



link comment answered Mar 17 '11 at 19:35 Primeiro Primo New member

So he will discuss this with her or he would discuss this with her?

link comment answered Sep 15 '15 at 19:44 Eva Wardyla New member

Is this correct?

I would like to be off September 18, 2016 and work September 24, 2016 4:00am - 12:00pm. Please let me know if it would be OK.


Thank you,

link comment answered Sep 08 at 15:38 Mildred Harrold New member

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