Where we use will and would?

Where we use will and would?

The word ‘will’ is generally used as a modal verb, but it can also be used as a noun. ‘Would’ is also a modal verb and is the past tense of will. Another difference between ‘will’ and ‘would’ is that ‘will’ is used in statements that refer to the future while ‘would’ is used to refer events to the past.

Would modals example sentences?

Example Sentences

  • I would play the tennis when I was a child.
  • How about going to the circus tonight?
  • We are going to breakfast.
  • We knew he would be a doctor even when he was a little boy.
  • I knew I would win college this year.
  • I thought it would rain and I took my umbrella with me.

Will and would Exercises?


  • I will come if I have time.
  • Would you like some tea?
  • I promise, I will quit smoking.
  • ‘There is the doorbell. ‘ ‘I will go. ‘
  • I didn’t expect that I would fail the test.
  • If I knew that you were in trouble, I would help you.
  • I hope I will get the job.
  • I would wake up early if there was a good reason to.

Will modal uses?

As a modal auxiliary verb, will is particularly versatile, having several different functions and meanings. It is used to form future tenses, to express willingness or ability, to make requests or offers, to complete conditional sentences, to express likelihood in the immediate present, or to issue commands.

Will sentences examples?

Examples of Will:

  • I will go to the cinema tonight.
  • He will play tennis tomorrow.
  • She will be happy with her exam results.
  • They will take the bus to the South next week.

Will in a sentence?

When you’re talking about the future, “will” is a very common and simple way of describing what you anticipate or plan to happen. For example, “She will be catching the later train, but I will travel afterwards.” In this case, the word is actually a modal verb – and follows the same rules as other modals.

What modal verb is would?

modal auxiliary verb
Would is an auxiliary verb – a modal auxiliary verb. We use would mainly to: talk about the past. talk about the future in the past.

Will be VS will?

Table Summarising the Difference between Will and Will Be. The word will is used as a modal verb to emphasise on actions/events that will take place in the future. The word will be is used in case of future continuous tenses to refer to actions that will happen in the future, but the specific time is unknown.

What kind of word is will?

Will and shall are modal verbs. They are used with the base form of the main verb (They will go; I shall ask her).

Is would a modal verb?

Would is an auxiliary verb – a modal auxiliary verb. We use would mainly to: talk about the past. talk about the future in the past.

Will 10 sentences examples?

To make an offer, a promise or a threat.

  • You look tired. I’ll finish the dishes for you.
  • I will do my best to help you.
  • If you say anything I will kill you!
  • I will have it ready by tomorrow.
  • I’ll drive you to work if you want.
  • Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone. ( won’t = will not)

How to use modal verbs correctly?

Find out why modals are called “auxiliary” verbs and why that matters

  • Learn the degree of probability that each modal verb expresses
  • See less known but common meanings of the modal verbs and learn how to express these in your everyday speech
  • Practice using each modal verb with each of its meanings in practical exercises with examples from real life
  • Is a modal verb the same as an imperative verb?

    Imperatives, Modals and Conditionals Many native speakers of English think that the imperative is simply the simple present tense with the subject youdeleted from the sentence, but this is a mistaken belief. The imperative is actually a separate verb form and carries at least some unique sentence forms.

    Will as modal/future tense?

    While modals in the past and present tenses are more straightforward, using modals in the future tense can be trickier. The most often used modal in future tense is WILL, while SHOULD and SHALL are also used. Modals in future tense take other words depending upon the particular future tense form.

    What are some examples of modal verbs?

    Can I have a drink,please?

  • Can you help me with my homework?
  • Could I start tomorrow,please?