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Do these sentences have grammatically same meaning? What makes you think that I will do that? What makes you think that I would do that?
Feb 13, 2012 8:17 AM
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It seems to me that there is a slight difference. It's just a subtle difference though. The first one refers to something that hasn't happened yet. For example someone says to you: "If I leave my house unlocked, you will probably steal my TV." And then you could reply: "What makes you think that I will do that?" The second one could also refer to something that happened in the past. For example, when someone says to you: "I think you stole my TV." You could answer: "What makes you think that I would do that?" It's very subtle, I know, and in many cases they are both applicable.
February 13, 2012
Yes, they are the same in every respect
February 13, 2012
Grammatically, they are different! In practice they appear to be the same, though.
February 13, 2012
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February 13, 2012
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