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# A major pharmaceutical company, in cooperation with an international p

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Expected is hypothetical situation. Option E contains would. Why would is wrong here.
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Expected is used. So there is a probability. Then why "option E" with "would" is incorrect?

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Expected is used. So there is a probability. Then why "option E" with "would" is incorrect?

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Hello himanshu0077,

We hope this finds you well.

To answer your query, “will” is preferred for referring to events that are certain to happen, and “would” is preferred for referring to events that are hypothetical, meaning the use of “would” alongside verbs that express uncertainty (predict, assume, guess, etc.) is redundant.

We hope this helps.
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himanshu0077 wrote:
Expected is used. So there is a probability. Then why "option E" with "would" is incorrect?

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I used to call such things the 'redundancy of possibility.'

"It likely might be the case that he could maybe arrive on time."

When there is 'possibility' (high or low, doesn't really matter), you only need one 'thing' in the sentence to express that. More than that gets redundant. You start to say there's the possibility of a possibility.
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himanshu0077 wrote:
Expected is used. So there is a probability. Then why "option E" with "would" is incorrect?

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This sentence is not a conditional (IF/THEN) statement. Conditional statements (about which a reasonable degree of doubt is expressed) regarding possible future events use the "would" tense.

Statements like this one, on the other hand, are expressed in the ordinary future tense even if they are about events that are unlikely or impossible.
E.g., The company is not expected to announce tomorrow that it will transfer any intellectual-property rights.

By the way, the past tense of 'will' is 'would'. Sentences of the same kind as this one, but set in a past timeframe—describing events that were future events at the time narrated—contain WOULD in place of WILL.
E.g., The company was not expected to make its major announcement last week that it would transfer intellectual-property rights to the new drug.
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