"Will Have" Vs "Would Have"

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"Will Have" Vs "Would Have"

Post by Brahman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:06 am

Dear teachers,

Which of the following sentences is grammatical?

1. I reckon, by Dec 2018, I will have decided.

2. I reckon, by Dec 2018, I would have decided.


In my opinion, only 1 is correct. What do you all think? 

Thank you very much for your help. 

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Re: "Will Have" Vs "Would Have"

Post by Joe » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:49 am

I reckon I will have decided by December 2018. :ok:

As a stand-alone sentence #1 is correct (though your punctuation is a bit illogical).

#2 needs some kind of condition.
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Re: "Will Have" Vs "Would Have"

Post by Brahman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:02 am

Thank you very much, Joe. Sorry for the late reply.

By the bye, could you tell me why you think the punctuation in sentence 1 is "illogical"? I thought it is fine to enclose parenthetical expressions between commas.

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