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Use of _would_ in news article [duplicate]

The following quote is from an article in the New York Times about D. Trump’s new budget, which can be found here. Hardest hit would be the Environmental Protection Agency, with a cut of 31 ...
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Future Tense - Will vs. Would [duplicate]

I am bit confused for the use of will & would, still not understanding where is it necessary or where we can use one or other. Following examples for your kind perusal: A) What will be your ...
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Regarding the usage of future perfect tense [duplicate]

Can we use "would" instead of "will" in the future perfect tense? Please explain it and give some examples.
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Difference in meaning between: “his son will return” and “his son would return” [duplicate]

The hope is that his son will/would return. What’s the difference in meaning of the sentence when will and would are used one at a time? Should we use only would inasmuch as hope is only ...
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'Would' vs 'Will' at the start of the sentence [duplicate]

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 ...
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“when would” vs “when will” [closed]

I'm trying to ask a question about the future. So which form of the verb "will" should I use? So, when will it be there? So, when would it be there?
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Wouldn't have been alone

Listening to the BBC one of the journalists made the following utterance when discussing a historic figure, "The Khan". A: For merchants the crucial issue was protection when traveling. B: I ...
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Usage of “will” and “would”

Which one is correct? What would I do without you. What will I do without you. You would always be my favorite travel buddy. You will always be my favorite travel buddy.
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Should I use “will” or “would” here?

I doubt they will exchange the 20 inch monitor. OR I doubt they would exchange the 20 inch monitor. Which is correct, and why?
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Is using “if you would” instead of “if you will” in the sense of “if you wish/want/like” technically “correct”?

I may be wrong here, but I think of the verb "will" as in the set phrase "if you will" as an actual verb, with the rare sense "wish, desire, want", not as a mere future marker. Therefore, in this ...
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why do people say “I would do it” for “If I were you, I would do it” which actually indirectly means “I would like you to do it”

I came across this many times while I was conversing/texting mostly with native english speakers on something they want me to do and they would put the statement in a very polite way. For instance if ...
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How to write an imagined, hypothetical future and consequences?

What is the best way to let a character speak about some hypothetical future and the resulting consequences? Example: If the Martians attacked, I'd fly the jet and you'd be my wing-man. You'd be ...
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past vs present [closed]

I already told Mark that when he arrived, we would go out for dinner. Can we say below instead of above? I already told Mark that when he arrives, we will go out for dinner.