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I was updating my WhatsApp status today. While writing caption of a photo I couldn't decide whether to use 'Will' here or 'Would':

Would/will your reaction be any different if you miss the bus on the viva day, prefer to keep on sleeping all day and hear this news in the evening.

Also tell me about any other grammatical mistakes in this sentence.

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  • If you use would, you might need to change the verb tenses in the rest of the sentence: have been, (had) missed, (had) preferred, and (had) heard. (They are fine as they are if will is used.) But this is based on context. Are you talking about something that might have happened differently in the past—or are you talking about a hypothetical future situation? (Will is only about the future.) – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jan 3 at 10:22