Reply to "Difference between "will" and "would""

Hello, Subhajit,

"will" is more positive, more categorical than "would," while the latter is more tentative, more hypothetical than the former.

Saying something like:

  • Why the US will never win a trade war with China

would amount to making an assertion that is hard to uphold. Journalists would not make such claims (nobody knows for sure what the commercial conditions will be like in the future), and thus prefer to use the conditional.

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