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This sentence is grammatically confusing to me . I would like to find out if it is correct to say "I wouldn't have to manage my anger if people would manage their stupidity" ??
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In what way is it confusing to you?
Hello.

"I would not have had to manage my anger If people would manage their stupidty". Is this correct?
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Second part of this sentence is confusing me - " I wouldn't have to manage my anger ,if people would manage their stupidity"
After " if part of the sentence" we usually don't say "would".
When 'will' means 'am/is/are willing/prepared to' and 'would' means 'was/were willing to , then it is perfectly acceptable to use them in if-clauses:

If you will come with me, I'll take you to Mr Postule's office.
If you would drive me to the station, I could catch the InterCity.
The sentence is fine. It is conditional for a future or habitual action (managing stupidity).

Here is the basic gist with some paraphrases:

People's stupidity makes me angry.
People are stupid, so I have to manage my anger (to avoid a fight.)
If people weren't stupid, then I would not have to manage my anger..
If people would manage their stupidity, then I would not have to manage my anger.
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Beata KolasinskaAfter " if part of the sentence" we usually don't say "would".
That's correct in general for both "will" and "would", but we make an exception for "bargaining" sentences -- sentences in which there is some reciprocal exchange of benefits. Here's the basic pattern:

If you {will/would} do this, (then in return) I {will/would} do that.

So in your sentence the 'bargain' is between "I" and "people". Loosely, in return for people's management of their stupidity, I agree to manage my anger.

CJ
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