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Correction: "won't" is a contraction of "will not", present tense.
Correction: From a purely linguistic point of view English has only two tenses: present and past, but if anything, "will not" would indicate the *future tense* (or more correctly: the future aspect of a verb)
A dude is an individual, typically male, particularly somebody well dressed or who has never lived outside a big city. The female equivalent, which is used less often, is "dudette" or "dudess". However, "dude" has evolved to become more unisex to encompass all genders,and this was true even in the 1950s.
Though this might be true but I havent heard anyone calling female a dude. But I can call Anisha a dude
Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 02-10-2011 at 05:59 AM.
Well, actually someone referred to me as 'dude' in the networking section and I reminded him of me being a girl
Well I understand his stand. The number of females regular on LQ is very low compared to males, and that makes the default gender to M. But after your name capitalization, it has become more clear, at least for us (those from India)
AFAIK, the use of 'would' to refer to the future is restricted to conditional / hypothetical sentences.
I would be following it once I get retired
Here you're stating a fact.
Compare the following pair of sentences:
If I lived to be 150, I would throw a massive party [My throwing a party is conditional on me living till 150, which is highly unlikely]
If I live to be 50, I will throw a massive party [ My throwing a party is conditional on me living till 50, which is quite probable - at least I hope so)
In your sentence there's NO condition. You're merely stating a fact.
Talking hypothetically about my future, I could say:
If I retired at the age of 90, it would be too late to start travelling.
At least that's my understanding of it. Feel free to correct any mistakes