how will/would

Definition of how will/would

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?

Word by Word Definitions

how play
  1. : in what manner or way

  2. : for what reason : why

  3. : with what meaning : to what effect

  1. : the way or manner in which

  2. : that

  3. : however, as

  1. : a question about manner or method

  2. : manner, method

will play
  1. : desire, wish

  2. used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal

  3. used to express frequent, customary, or habitual action or natural tendency or disposition

  1. : desire, wish: such as

  2. : disposition, inclination

  3. : appetite, passion

  1. : to order or direct by a will

  2. : to dispose of by or as if by a will : bequeath

  3. : to determine by an act of choice

would play
  1. : past tense of will

  2. : wished, desired

  3. : wish for : want


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