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What's the difference between these two sentences technically? 1. Few would go shopping in another country without knowing the exchange rate. 2. Few go shopping in another country without knowing the exchange rate.
Sep 3, 2018 9:40 AM
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'Would' is a modal verb expressing possibility or a preference for something. The first one is an opinion: the writer thinks most people would be reluctant to act like that (to go shopping in a foreign country without knowing the exchange rate). The second one is a statement of fact meaning most people actually don't act like that (most people don't go shopping in a foreign country without knowing the exchange rate).
September 3, 2018
loyal_boy
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