How to say this sentence right? Will or would? (Indirect speech)

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I would like to know how the following sentence is right.

Let's help you to decide where you will/would put the mirror.

Would or will, and why?

Johnny

Posted 2015-05-04T16:50:51.510

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3My suggestion: Let's help you decide where you want the mirror. – J.R. – 2015-05-04T17:01:55.467

Will sounds more natural to me. – J. LS – 2015-05-04T18:11:00.640

If you want to sound natural, use @J.R.'s sentence. The format 'help+pronoun' generally does not take any preposition. We put a verb directly. – Maulik V – 2015-05-05T04:56:01.447

Answers

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Let's help you to decide where you will put the mirror.

We'll help you find a spot and at some point in the future you will 100% certainly put a mirror there.

Let's help you to decide where you would put the mirror.

We'll help you find a spot, but you won't put the mirror there unless/until some other condition is fulfilled.

LawrenceC

Posted 2015-05-04T16:50:51.510

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will - where the mirror will end up in it's final spot. the final decision

would - more of a hypothetical situation, "Where would you put the mirror if it was smaller?"

"Where will you put the mirror that is the perfect size"

Michael Lalonde Sudbury

Posted 2015-05-04T16:50:51.510

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