how will/would

idiom

used to express doubt that something will happen or is possible
How will we (ever) get everything done on time?
How would he manage without her?

Examples of how will/would in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, exactly how will clouds affect viewing parties around here? David Montesino, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 Apr. 2024 So how will Republican voters decide who to back in Ohio's 2nd Congressional District? The Enquirer, 14 Mar. 2024 And once this person is in place, how will the committee’s presence affect their ability to perform in the job effectively? Jaden Lewis, Kansas City Star, 21 Feb. 2024 Thompson can say all the right things, but how will that really look in practice? Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 But how will patent protections apply to inventions made with the help of AI tools, particularly generative AI? Brian Fung, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 But even with Henry, how would a coach who often prefers to pass the ball possibly split carries among three starting caliber backs (Henry, Mostert, Achane)? Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 7 Feb. 2024 But here’s the real food for thought: how will our societies reshape when the century mark becomes the new middle age? 2. Jennifer Stojkovic, Rolling Stone, 29 Jan. 2024 If Ukraine manages to force Russia out of the Donbas and Crimea, how would Zelensky win over the pro-Russian people who have been living with a barrage of Russian propaganda for at least a decade? Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2024

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“How will/would.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/how%20will%2Fwould. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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