Learn English – Difference between: “would be”, “will be”, and “is/are -ing”


Which one is correct?

  1. Heard you would be going.
  2. Heard you will be going.
  3. Heard you are going.

What differences are there?

Best Answer

They are all correct, depending on the tense and the "situation" (i.e. they are auxiliary verbs: http://www.talkenglish.com/Grammar/auxiliary-verbs-will-would-shall-should.aspx )

  • You would be going to the dance, except for the fact that you have a broken leg.

  • You will be going to the dance if your leg heals by then.

  • You are going to the dance regardless of whether your leg heals.

I feel like there is a better explanation, so I would totally enjoy it if someone were to trump my answer.