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Postby Georgiev » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:29 pm

Guys,could you help me understand the difference in usage of would and will in a definite sententece ?
He knew his mind WOULD never again be free to romp like the mind of God?

Why should we use WOULD there?why not will?

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Re: would/will

Postby Joe » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:52 am

He knew his mind WOULD never again...
He knows his mind WILL never again...

Usage of Would
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Re: would/will

Postby hellokitty » Sun May 04, 2014 9:37 am

Now I understand meaning of would. Thanks for sharing.

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