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The court held that, for constitutionally discharging any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military required to first prove that the service member’s discharge significantly furthered, and was necessary to further, the military’s interests in maintaining morale, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline in the Armed Forces.


A. for constitutionally discharging any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military required to first prove that the service member’s discharge significantly furthered, and was

B. to constitutionally discharge any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military was required to first prove that the service member’s discharge would significantly further, and was

C. in order to constitutionally discharge any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military was required to first prove that the service member’s discharge will significantly further, and will be

D. in order to discharge any service member constitutionally for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military will require to first prove that the service member’s discharge will significantly further, and will be

E. for constitutional discharge of any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military would have required that it prove that the service member’s discharge would significantly further, and was


Can someone explain when to use "would" vs "was"? In many sentences, I feel like I can use "would" to substitute for "was" like in this example below. I know the answer is B but would it be right to say - "the military WOULD BE required to first prove that the service member's discharge would significantly further, and WOULD BE necessary to further.."

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Going through each sentence:

A. for constitutionally discharging any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military required to first prove that the service member’s discharge significantly furthered, and was
problems:
1. verb to be is missing from the passive verb
2. from the meaning, the military should prove first before discharging. To serve this meaning, the verb 'furthered' should be replaced with 'would further' or any other trick that elaborate this meaning.
note: I think using an adverb to modify 'discharging' which is a noun is not wrong because it is actually a gerund which hold some of the properties of the verb.

B. to constitutionally discharge any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military was required to first prove that the service member’s discharge would significantly further, and was

C. in order to constitutionally discharge any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military was required to first prove that the service member’s discharge will significantly further, and will be
problems:
1. 'in order to' is wordy, and can be replaced with 'to'
2. 'was required' is not in tense agreement with 'will '

D. in order to discharge any service member constitutionally for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military will require to first prove that the service member’s discharge will significantly further, and will be
problems:
1. 'in order to' is wordy, and can be replaced with 'to'
2. 'will require' is an active voice which alter the meaning as if the military is the one requiring others

E. for constitutional discharge of any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military would have required that it prove that the service member’s discharge would significantly further, and was
1. 'would have required' is an active voice which alter the meaning as if the military is the one requiring others. Also, "would+have+verb" is used to emphasize regret that an action is not done. All these meanings are far from what the main topic is saying.

so B
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abaml wrote:
The court held that, for constitutionally discharging any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military required to first prove that the service member’s discharge significantly furthered, and was necessary to further, the military’s interests in maintaining morale, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline in the Armed Forces.


A. for constitutionally discharging any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military required to first prove that the service member’s discharge significantly furthered, and was

B. to constitutionally discharge any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military was required to first prove that the service member’s discharge would significantly further, and was

C. in order to constitutionally discharge any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military was required to first prove that the service member’s discharge will significantly further, and will be

D. in order to discharge any service member constitutionally for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military will require to first prove that the service member’s discharge will significantly further, and will be

E. for constitutional discharge of any service member for aberrated orientation or conduct, the military would have required that it prove that the service member’s discharge would significantly further, and was


Can someone explain when to use "would" vs "was"? In many sentences, I feel like I can use "would" to substitute for "was" like in this example below. I know the answer is B but would it be right to say - "the military WOULD BE required to first prove that the service member's discharge would significantly further, and WOULD BE necessary to further.."


Here use of "would" is most appropriate as court (in past) opined that something "would" be necessary. So A,C,D are out.

Also, Military WAS required to prove something before discharging a soldier, as in first prove then discharge. So Military WAS required to prove that service members removal WOULD(Future tense used in the past) be necessary.

Use of WOULD is considered appropriate when:

1. Using future tense in a past. (Buffett was sure that his investments would grow in future)
2. Politeness (I would like to volunteer my services.)
3. Hypothetical scenarios (Germany would have won the world cup had it not been for its many injured players)
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