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A: I would think he is a good person.

B: I would think he would be a good person.


Are both sentences correct and what is the difference in meaning between them? Thank you in advance.

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anonymousAre both sentences correct

Yes.

The first is a definitive statement of the person's character.

The second is a hypothetical statement of the person's character.

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Yes, I finally did. Would mind answering all the questions in my posts, please?

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anonymousAre both sentences correct

Yes.

The first is a definitive statement of the person's character.

The second is a hypothetical statement of the person's character.

Can I also say:

I would say he would be ok, health wise.

Is this sentence correct as well?

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anonymousAre both sentences correct

Yes.

The first is a definitive statement of the person's character.

The second is a hypothetical statement of the person's character.

A: I would think he is a good person.

B: I would think he would be a good person.

Can I say in sentence A, the speaker is very certain about him being a good guy because the speaker knows him well? In sentence B, the speaker is not certain about him being a good guy at all because the speaker has only seen him in the picture and has never talked to him and never heard about him. Is this a good context to use sentence B? Thanks.🙏🙏

chhiring sherpa 5439I would say he would be ok, health wise.

It is grammatical.

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chhiring sherpa 5439I would say he would be ok, health wise.

It is grammatical.

Thank you so much for reply. Does ‘would’ in the sentence show tentativeness or uncertainty though?

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anonymousAre both sentences correct

Yes.

The first is a definitive statement of the person's character.

The second is a hypothetical statement of the person's character.

What do you mean by hypothetical statement of the person’s character? Do you mean his being a good person is imaginary and in fact he is not a good person?