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I sent her a gift yesterday by mail. She will receive it in three days. I think she would like my gift.

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Ach! No.

You already sent the gift, and she's going to receive it soon. Now it's too late to use 'would'. You use that before you buy the gift.

You're in the shop selecting the gift: I think I'll get this for her. I think she would like it.

CJ

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CalifJim

Ach! No.

You already sent the gift, and she's going to receive it soon. Now it's too late to use 'would'. You use that before you buy the gift.

You're in the shop selecting the gift: I think I'll get this for her. I think she would like it.

CJ

That’s what I thought too but this was your example in the other thread.


I think that he would like that gift > I don't know for sure whether he is going to likethat gift, but I'm inclined to believe that he will.

anonymousThat’s what I thought too but this was your example in the other thread.I think that he would like that gift > I don't know for sure whether he is going to likethat gift, but I'm inclined to believe that he will.

OK. That's what it means, but that doesn't imply that it is appropriate to use it anywhere at all. The circumstances have to be right. The context has to be right.

I can tell you what "There's going to be an earthquake" means, but that doesn't mean that it's appropriate to say that right after an earthquake has occurred.

CJ

CalifJim
anonymousThat’s what I thought too but this was your example in the other thread.I think that he would like that gift > I don't know for sure whether he is going to likethat gift, but I'm inclined to believe that he will.

OK. That's what it means, but that doesn't imply that it is appropriate to use it anywhere at all. The circumstances have to be right. The context has to be right.

I can tell you what "There's going to be an earthquake" means, but that doesn't mean that it's appropriate to say that right after an earthquake has occurred.

CJ

So, in your example, he hasn’t bought the gift yet either?

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anonymousSo, in your example, he hasn’t bought the gift yet either?

My example in that other thread, which I can't even remember, was probably an isolated sentence, so it wouldn't have had any context that clarified whether he had bought the gift yet or not. However, that's the situation where the example would be most likely to be used. I think that's what you're asking. So in brief, the answer is yes.

CJ

CalifJim
anonymousSo, in your example, he hasn’t bought the gift yet either?

My example in that other thread, which I can't even remember, was probably an isolated sentence, so it wouldn't have had any context that clarified whether he had bought the gift yet or not. However, that's the situation where the example would be most likely to be used. I think that's what you're asking. So in brief, the answer is yes.

CJ

Here is the link, Sir.

https://www.englishforums.com/English/PleaseHelp/bxrwhz/post.htm#sc2591953

OK. Your link just confirms that the example was an isolated sentence, as I thought it was.

CJ

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CalifJim

OK. Your link just confirms that the example was an isolated sentence, as I thought it was.

CJ

Just to confirm, so, in your example, he hasn’t bought the gift yet either?

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