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would/will clarification

 
 
librax
 
Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2015 01:03 am
What is the correct usage of will/would in this sentence:
Talking about traveling abroad, in future:
You wouldn’t/won’t need to spend much money as you would/will be relying on public transport.

Should be will ideally but not 100% sure.

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librax
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2015 08:44 am
@librax,
Anyone?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2015 10:28 am
@librax,
This sentence is correct:

You won’t need to spend much money as you will be relying on public transport.

This sentence is also correct:

You wouldn't need to spend much money as you would be relying on public transport.

Without more context, it is impossible to know if there is a condition attached to the idea. If it is already known that person being addressed will use public transport, there is no condition, and therefore, "will" is appropriate. However, if the person being addressed has not expressed a transportation preference, and is being urged to use public transport, then the use of public transport becomes a condition, and therefore requires "would," the conditional form.
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