who <will><would> win


Senior Member
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
    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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