Hi, I’d like to sound the teachers out about two questions concerning English grammar if u don’t mind. The first question that baffles me is how to use would correctly in some circumstances, say, in the two novels I have read lately. The following are the examples.
1: David beamed at Jane and said,” listen, he offered me a new job. Hearing this, Jane felt elated. ” You should do it, and I think you’d be great at it, ” said Jane.
2: ” Nina’s gonna be a sophomore. She won’t stick around here,” Richard piped up. ” I know,” I said.”And I’d get to see all of her races and attend science fairs with my boyfriend. It’s really tempting.”
3:” I think you are right about brazenness being a factor here. You’d have to be stone-cold to do this.”
4:”You can always delegate”, he said. “Stick to the stuff you’d enjoy about being CEO.”
Why would people use would in these sentences? Can it be replaced by will? Could you explain it for me?
My second question is: is it okay to write something like I’m going to be joining a new firm. I’m going to be telling him about our new marketing plan. Our firm is going to be mapping out a new selling tactic. She is going to be having a conversation with him next month. We are going to be investing in a new market?
Could it be that” I’m going to be doing” and “I’m going to do” have the same meaning? Please tell me. Thanks.
All the best.
4 February, 2018 at 16:27
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Will and would are called MODAL AUXILIARY VERBS.
Modal verbs are helping verbs, they help the main verb to express the meaning.
So to help with INSTRUCTION, would is used – “I would like this work finished by Saturday”.
“Will you go to the shop for me?” Will is used here to make a REQUEST.