who <will><would> win

Subhajit12

Senior Member
Hindi
Hi there, what's the difference between will and would in the following context? And which one should I use?

  • Hey John, which is favourite team in FIFA World Cup 2018? And who will/would win FIFA world Cup this year?
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    If you're asking John for an opinion about who will win the World Cup this year, "will" sounds ordinary. "Would" is tentative and uncertain. If John is bold enough to make a prediction that might not prove to be true, then John should have no problem in saying :Team X will win the World Cup.
     
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