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Personal statement diction

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Pinkertinkle, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. Pinkertinkle

    Pinkertinkle 2003 Member
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    How should I phrase things?

    As a doctor, I will
    or
    As a doctor, I would

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  2. exmike

    exmike NOR * CAL
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    That depends on what you're talking about, the sentence before it, the sentence after, and the tense structure of your statement.
     
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    I would use the latter choice. The reason is, if you say "I will", that assumes you will definitely be a doctor or will be accepted. It may sound a bit arrogant. If you say "I would", that means if you were given the chance to be a doctor, then you would do the following.

    I think the correct word is "would" simply because you haven't been accepted yet. If you were accepted, you would use the word "will".
     
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