What Are Will and Would?
Why Do We Use Will?
'Will' is mainly used to:
- Predict the future
- Express plans and decisions
Predicting the Future
'Will' is followed by an infinitive without to and is used to tell what happens in the future. When we use 'will', we are just making a guess with no evidence. Here are the examples:
Why Do We Use Would?
'Would' is used to:
- Predict the future but in the past tense
We can use the modal verb would with the same rules as 'will' but with a past meaning. Here are the examples:
How to Use Will and Would
Will and would are both modal verbs, So they are followed by an infinitive without to. Here are a few examples.
The contracted form of 'will not' is 'won't' but the contracted form of 'would not' is 'wouldn't'. For example:
To make a question with 'will' and 'would', all you have to do is change the place of the modal verb and put it at the beginning of the question.
'Will' and 'would' are modal verbs that are used to:
- Future predictions
- Past predictions
- Future plans