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Below, is the speaker B sure of who the person is?

A: Who's that woman over there?

B: That would be Julia Roberts.
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Yes.
If they were not sure, they would say:

'That might be Julia Roberts'
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Mister MicawberYes.

Then why not say "That is Julia Roberts"?
After thinking about it, I guess saying "That would be Julia Roberts" shifts the focus of the discussion to Julia Roberts more clearly than "That is Julia Roberts".
"That would be J. R." sounds like a more jaded way to say "that is J. R.".
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Erin ZaleAfter thinking about it, I guess saying "That would be Julia Roberts" shifts the focus of the discussion to Julia Roberts more clearly than "That is Julia Roberts".
In which way?
Pieanne"That would be J. R." sounds like a more jaded way to say "that is J. R.".

Does it sound jaded here?

1. "...I do have some answers for you. You asked about one person declaring all the income and one taking all the expense. The answer to that would be no."

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2.

A: Are you Steve, the guy who lives near my sister?

B: Yes, that would be me.

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3.

Two travelers see a dog get hit by a truck.

A: Did you see that? Horrible!

B: That would be one dead dog.

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More examples:

1.

Down in Bethlehem one Christmas long ago.

Sheperd: Psst, there's one wise man missing.

Blacksmith: That would be Balthasar.

Sheperd: How do you know?

Blacksmith: Because that one's Melchior and the other one's Caspar.
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2.

What's the square root of 625?

That would be 25.

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3.
How many times will Man Utd play Arsenal next year?

That would be 4 times.

4.

Who's your favourite pop star?

That would be Robbie.
Anon, I never said every "that would be" sounded jaded.

Does it sound jaded here?

1. "...I do have some answers for you. You asked about one person declaring all the income and one taking all the expense. The answer to that would be no." I don't think it belongs to the same kind of examples

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2.

A: Are you Steve, the guy who lives near my sister?

B: Yes, that would be me. Yes, or at least uninterested

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3.

Two travelers see a dog get hit by a truck.

A: Did you see that? Horrible!

B: That would be one dead dog. yes, or at least not too concerned

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More examples:

1.

Down in Bethlehem one Christmas long ago.

Sheperd: Psst, there's one wise man missing.

Blacksmith: That would be Balthasar. not surprized

Sheperd: How do you know?

Blacksmith: Because that one's Melchior and the other one's Caspar.
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2.

What's the square root of 625?

That would be 25.I guess...

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3.
How many times will Man Utd play Arsenal next year?

That would be 4 times.I guess...

4.

Who's your favourite pop star?

That would be Robbie.I guess..
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