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# Usage of will vs. would?

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20 Sep 2017, 00:52
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Hi all,
Can someone kindly explain the difference between the usage of "will vs would" if there is any?

Thanks
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20 Sep 2017, 04:14
There is a great difference between will and would.
We use "will" when we talk about future actions. Something that you do in the future. It can be used when dealing with on-the-spot decisions, promises, offers etc.
We use would for possible/unreal/future-in-the-past actions. For example, "I would go with you but I feel bad right now."
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20 Sep 2017, 23:48
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Hi abansal1805, will is primarily used in open conditional constructs. For example -

If Peter studies hard, he will score well.

would is primarily used in the following two scenarios:

i) Talk about future in the past: For example -

Peter said that he would study hard.

ii) Hypothetical conditional: For example -

If Peter had studied hard, he would have scored well.

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21 Sep 2017, 01:37
Thank you so much for the clarifying explanations!
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29 Sep 2017, 09:43
Also would is used when things are uncertain in future. Where as will is used to demonstrate certainty in future.
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06 Oct 2017, 01:46
Hi,

Pl check GMAT club grammar book.
Clear explanation is provided in that. (refer page 123 and then on)
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