will or would and can or could
March 29, 2007 9:17am CST
Grammarian out there, i am just quite confused when to use 'will' and when to use 'would', same to 'can' and 'could'. Do you know the rules?
29 Mar 07
1. As ordinary tenses: present(can, will) and past(could, would). 2. To ask for permission or make a request: could, would 3. For politeness: could, would 4. To express futurity(2nd/3rd person): will 5. To express ability to do: can Hope I have helped a bit.