Was going to /would Hi, there Which of THESE sentences is right? (A woman is writing a post about how she tried to help her autist child pee in the ocean ) : “Wet and not close enough to him to do anything, I gave up. If having his pants down WOULD help him get it done, I was going to let it be” or “ (...) If having his pants down WAS GOING TO help him get it done, I was going to let it be” Thank you
Nov 3, 2019 10:15 PM
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Either would be OK. would = in this context the end result of helping him. was going to = in this context it would start the process of helping him. It would help him as if viewed in the future. Going to + was https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/going-to https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/be-going-to Would is used as in definition number 3 in this link https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/would
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