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"I would not ask to do some job which was just a passing whim in my head. I have posed ( is there a better word I can use here?) it because I know that I will ( Is "will" too strong here, should I use " would" instead?) be good at it. Please consider me for this position in the near future. "

"If Kevin finds out that Mary gave me the number, then he will definitely give her a hard time."

"If Kevin found out that Mary had given me the number, then he would definitely give her a hard time."

- I hope the listerner won't tell Kevin about the number, so which one should I use? and Why?
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I think you mean "I have proposed it". (I imagine you are suggesting that you could do the job.)

will is more confident than would. Either is fine.

As for Kevin and Mary, either version is fine. The first shows that the speaker considers the event of finding out quite plausible; the second shows that the speaker is less certain that the finding out will occur, and treats it as only a supposition: Let's suppose, for the sake of argument, that Kevin found out .... In that case, ....

The first is therefore more insistent in its implicit imperative not to tell.

CJ
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Hi, Sarah88.
sarah88 I have posed ( is there a better word I can use here? [consider, examine]. "Pose" is also fine here.) it because I know that I will ( Is "will" too strong here, should I use " would" instead? In your case, as I guess, you want to show some kind of prediction, and "will" fits well here. "Would" is also possible here and implies, as you said, less strong way of prediction. It depends on you and text to choose right way of using it.) be good at it. Please consider me for this position in the near future. "
sarah88"If Kevin finds out that Mary gave me the number, then he will definitely give her a hard time."

"If Kevin found out that Mary had given me the number, then he would definitely give her a hard time."

- I hope the listerner won't tell Kevin about the number, so which one should I use? and Why?
If the outcome is possible, use the first one, it is called First Conditional and refers to real situations which can happen in present or in the future.

If the outcome is impossible or unlikely, use the second one, it's called Second conditional and it refers to impossible events in present or in the future.

I would say:

If Kevin finds out that Mary gave me the number, then it will definitely give her a hard time.

If Kevin found out that Mary had given me the number, then it would definitely give her a hard time.

It's likely that the outcome of giving the number makes her feel disorder and causes difficulties.
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Well, I was hoping the listener would not reveal the information to Kevin, so whether the outcome (Kevin finds out) is possible or impossible that is totally depends on the listener. In this case, which one should I use? Please help
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