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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116565: Will or Would
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    Will or Would


    Will and Would are both modal verbs.

     

     

    Will is used in future structures.

    Statement referring to the future - fact, timetable, etc. 

    -we'll (we will) have ice cream after dinner tonight

    -it will be a nice day tomorrow

    -the plane will leave at noon

    Instant decision.

    -someone is at the door, I'll go and see who it is

    -what will you order for lunch? I'll order fried rice

    Request.

    -will you tell your sister she is also invited?

    -will you help me with the housework today?

    Promise, offer, prediction.

    -I will never forget you.

    -can't you do your homework? Don't worry, I'll come and help you

    -don't trust her, she will always tell you lies

    Open condition.

    -we'll go running this afternoon if it's not too windy

     

     

    Would is the past form of will.

    -the mechanic said he would fix the car tomorrow

    -she promised she would call soon after work

    -he hoped I would come to the party

    Would refers to half-open or closed condition as an analogue of will.

    -we would go sailing tomorrow if the weather was/were good. (half-open condition)

    -we would have gone sailing tomorrow if the weather had been good. (closed condition)

    When both will and would can be used, would is more polite.

    -would you do me a favour, please?

    -I'm hot here, would you mind opening the window?

    Other examples with would.

    -would you like a cold drink? (offer)

    -I would like to have some butter on my toast. (request)

    -I would like to live in the Seychelles very much. (wish)

    -it's quite late, I would rather go to sleep than watch television. (preference)

    -when we were young, we would play soccer every afternoon. (repeated action in the past)

     

     



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    1. If I have a good lunch today I not eat much tonight.

    2. I like to go on a very long relaxing holiday.

    3. I promise I always be there when you need me.

    4. I didn't think the suspect be acquitted by the jury.

    5. I am certain I be able to make it on time.

    6. I dive in this polluted river for any amount of money.

    7. Do you think they accept the invitation to the dinner?

    8. Tomorrow I do my best to exercise when I get home.

    9. What do you think happen at the meeting this afternoon?

    10. If you had to make a choice, what you decide on?









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