San
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Which word is correct?

Some children believed that they (could / would) go to Wonderland if they fell down a hole after a white rabbit.

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  • 1 month ago
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    Either is correct, depending on what you're trying to say. Each has a slightly different meaning.  "Could" suggests there is a possibility they'd go to Wonderland, either by choice or chance. "Would" suggests that there is a certainty of going to Wonderland.

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  • 1 month ago

    Could is best because would implies a decision of whether or not to go, whereas could underscores the possibility of going. 

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