What's the difference between WOULD and WILL? ?

I have watched almost all the videos on youtube about this, I have even visited a lot of websites, but they always say the same thing.

-past habbits



-if clauses


I've known all of that,

But what about these sentences:


-The situation is 2 men argue about the future. 

Jafar: "We need to invade Shirabad!"

Sultan: "No!, You WOULD drag us into a war!"

Jafar: "you WOULD allow your kingdom to to sink into ruin just because they were once our ally?!"


-The situation is Jasmine discusses Jafar to her Handmaiden.

Jasmine: "Jafar's guards on every corner?!,  soon he WOULD have them invading our neighbors, risking lives, for what?!"


-The situation is the Sultan asks Jasmine to marry Prince Anders so he can have a successor. 

Sultan: "You must marry Prince Anders!"

Jasmine: "To rule?!, My pet tiger WOULD make a better ruler"


Why didn't they just use WILL instead,  I don't think that they are all imagining, nor talking about their past habbits, nor being polite, neither they belong to any category that the internet always gives me. 

I'm totally confused! 

Can anyone give me detailed answers about these? I just can't wrap my head around it. 

Thank You! 😊😊😊

5 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    "Will" is certainty. Or an attempt to do something, for sure.

    "Would" is conditional. If all things go, or had gone that way. Generally used with "if" or "had."

    All your examples, are conditional.

  • 1 month ago

    Will is: future tense, while would is: conditional ( under a condition and when you can use ' if ').

  • 1 month ago

    Like others have said, would is always either a potential or uncertain thing, will is definite.

    I would go back to school if I had money.

    I will go back to school on September 4.

    My baby son would walk if he could.

    My baby son will walk in a few months.

    That list you provided leaves off the most important reason for using would. A situation involving uncertainty.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In the examples you gave, "would" is a CONDITIONAL.

    there would only be a war IF  shirabad is invaded. The tiger would be a better ruler only IF it were allowed to rule

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  • Zany
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Would is speculation, will is certainty.

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