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When and How to use "WOULD" in a sentence

« on: November 09, 2014, 12:39:23 PM »

 

would for unreal situations

 

The word would is used for unreal or imagined situations:

'I would love to visit New York.'

'She would like to be professional footballer.'

'We would go, but we are too busy.'

would as a past tense

 

would and wouldn't are the past tense of will and won't. Let's look at an example of this using direct and reported speech:

Andrew: 'I will be late.' (direct speech)

'Andrew said that he would be late.'(reported speech)

would in conditional sentences

 

Would is used again for unreal or hypothetical situations in the 2nd and 3rd conditionals:

2nd Conditional: 'If I won the lottery, I would travel the world.'

3rd Conditional: 'If I had worked harder, I would have passed the test.'

would not as 'to refuse'

 

 

 

Wouldn't (would not) is used to show that someone refused to do something:

 

        'I asked him if I could borrow his car, but he wouldn't lend it to me.'

 

would for past actions

 

Would can be used to talk about actions that repeated in  the past. It is used in the same context as used to:

 

'When I was young I would do my homework every evening.'

'In the summer we would always go camping.'

 

 

Re: When and How to use "WOULD" in a sentence

« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 12:43:36 PM »

 

Would and will are both modal verbs.

 

Will vs Would

 

Will

 

Will is used in future structures.

 

1.    Statement referring to the future – fact, timetable, etc.

 

        -      We’ll (= we will) have two extra lessons this afternoon.

        -      It will be Tuesday tomorrow.

        -      Their bus will leave at 7.30.

 

2.    Instant decision

 

        -      The phone is ringing, I’ll go and answer it.

        -      What will you eat? I’ll have roast beef.

 

 

3.    Request

 

        -      Will you tell your father that we expect him for dinner?

        -      Will you copy this file and print it for yourself?

 

4.    Promise, offer, prediction

 

        -      I will always love you.

        -      Can’t you do your homework? Don’t worry, I’ll come and help you.

        -      Don’t trust her, she will always tell you lies.

 

5.    Open condition

 

        -      We’ll go fishing at the weekend if the weather is good.

 

Would

 

1.    Would is the past form of will

 

        -      Peter said he would finish the work the next day. (future in the past or reported speech)

        -      She said she would write me soon. (reported speech)

        -      He hoped I would come.

 

 

 

2.    Would refers to half-open or closed condition as an analogue of will.

 

        -      We would go fishing at the weekend if the weather was/were good. (half-open condition)

        -      We would have gone fishing at the weekend if the weather had been good. (closed condition)

 

3.    When both will and would can be used, would is more polite.

 

        -      Would you do me a favour, please?

        -      I’m cold here, would you mind closing the window?

 

4.    Other typical examples with would

 

        -      Would you like a sandwich? (offer)

        -      I’d (I would) like to have some cream with the cake. (request)

        -      I’d like to learn English very well. (wish, plan)

        -      It’s quite late, I’d rather have a cup of tea than coffee now. (preference)

        -      I would rather not go to that part of the town in the dark. (preference)

        -      When we were kids, we would hang around the playground every afternoon. (repeated action in the past)

 

sai krishna

Date: 2018-12-17
When and How to use
 

http://msatus.com/forum/index.php?topic=2121.0

 

When and How to use "WOULD" in a sentence

« on: November 09, 2014, 12:39:23 PM »

 

would for unreal situations

 

The word would is used for unreal or imagined situations:

'I would love to visit New York.'

'She would like to be professional footballer.'

'We would go, but we are too busy.'

would as a past tense

 

would and wouldn't are the past tense of will and won't. Let's look at an example of this using direct and reported speech:

Andrew: 'I will be late.' (direct speech)

'Andrew said that he would be late.'(reported speech)

would in conditional sentences

 

Would is used again for unreal or hypothetical situations in the 2nd and 3rd conditionals:

2nd Conditional: 'If I won the lottery, I would travel the world.'

3rd Conditional: 'If I had worked harder, I would have passed the test.'

would not as 'to refuse'

 

 

 

Wouldn't (would not) is used to show that someone refused to do something:

 

        'I asked him if I could borrow his car, but he wouldn't lend it to me.'

 

would for past actions

 

Would can be used to talk about actions that repeated in  the past. It is used in the same context as used to:

 

'When I was young I would do my homework every evening.'

'In the summer we would always go camping.'

 

 

Re: When and How to use "WOULD" in a sentence

 

 

Would and will are both modal verbs.

 

Will vs Would

 

Will

 

Will is used in future structures.

 

1.    Statement referring to the future – fact, timetable, etc.

 

        -      We’ll (= we will) have two extra lessons this afternoon.

        -      It will be Tuesday tomorrow.

        -      Their bus will leave at 7.30.

 

2.    Instant decision

 

        -      The phone is ringing, I’ll go and answer it.

        -      What will you eat? I’ll have roast beef.

 

 

3.    Request

 

        -      Will you tell your father that we expect him for dinner?

        -      Will you copy this file and print it for yourself?

 

4.    Promise, offer, prediction

 

        -      I will always love you.

        -      Can’t you do your homework? Don’t worry, I’ll come and help you.

        -      Don’t trust her, she will always tell you lies.

 

5.    Open condition

 

        -      We’ll go fishing at the weekend if the weather is good.

 

Would

 

1.    Would is the past form of will

 

        -      Peter said he would finish the work the next day. (future in the past or reported speech)

        -      She said she would write me soon. (reported speech)

        -      He hoped I would come.

 

 

 

2.    Would refers to half-open or closed condition as an analogue of will.

 

        -      We would go fishing at the weekend if the weather was/were good. (half-open condition)

        -      We would have gone fishing at the weekend if the weather had been good. (closed condition)

 

3.    When both will and would can be used, would is more polite.

 

        -      Would you do me a favour, please?

        -      I’m cold here, would you mind closing the window?

 

4.    Other typical examples with would

 

        -      Would you like a sandwich? (offer)

        -      I’d (I would) like to have some cream with the cake. (request)

        -      I’d like to learn English very well. (wish, plan)

        -      It’s quite late, I’d rather have a cup of tea than coffee now. (preference)

        -      I would rather not go to that part of the town in the dark. (preference)

        -      When we were kids, we would hang around the playground every afternoon. (repeated action in the past)

 

sai krishna

Date: 2018-12-17
When and How to use
 

http://msatus.com/forum/index.php?topic=2121.0

 

When and How to use "WOULD" in a sentence

« on: November 09, 2014, 12:39:23 PM »

 

would for unreal situations

 

The word would is used for unreal or imagined situations:

'I would love to visit New York.'

'She would like to be professional footballer.'

'We would go, but we are too busy.'

would as a past tense

 

would and wouldn't are the past tense of will and won't. Let's look at an example of this using direct and reported speech:

Andrew: 'I will be late.' (direct speech)

'Andrew said that he would be late.'(reported speech)

would in conditional sentences

 

Would is used again for unreal or hypothetical situations in the 2nd and 3rd conditionals:

2nd Conditional: 'If I won the lottery, I would travel the world.'

3rd Conditional: 'If I had worked harder, I would have passed the test.'

would not as 'to refuse'

 

 

 

Wouldn't (would not) is used to show that someone refused to do something:

 

        'I asked him if I could borrow his car, but he wouldn't lend it to me.'

 

would for past actions

 

Would can be used to talk about actions that repeated in  the past. It is used in the same context as used to:

 

'When I was young I would do my homework every evening.'

'In the summer we would always go camping.'

 

 

Re: When and How to use "WOULD" in a sentence

« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 12:43:36 PM »

 

Would and will are both modal verbs.

 

Will vs Would

 

Will

 

Will is used in future structures.

 

1.    Statement referring to the future – fact, timetable, etc.

 

        -      We’ll (= we will) have two extra lessons this afternoon.

        -      It will be Tuesday tomorrow.

        -      Their bus will leave at 7.30.

 

2.    Instant decision

 

        -      The phone is ringing, I’ll go and answer it.

        -      What will you eat? I’ll have roast beef.

 

 

3.    Request

 

        -      Will you tell your father that we expect him for dinner?

        -      Will you copy this file and print it for yourself?

 

4.    Promise, offer, prediction

 

        -      I will always love you.

        -      Can’t you do your homework? Don’t worry, I’ll come and help you.

        -      Don’t trust her, she will always tell you lies.

 

5.    Open condition

 

        -      We’ll go fishing at the weekend if the weather is good.

 

Would

 

1.    Would is the past form of will

 

        -      Peter said he would finish the work the next day. (future in the past or reported speech)

        -      She said she would write me soon. (reported speech)

        -      He hoped I would come.

 

 

 

2.    Would refers to half-open or closed condition as an analogue of will.

 

        -      We would go fishing at the weekend if the weather was/were good. (half-open condition)

        -      We would have gone fishing at the weekend if the weather had been good. (closed condition)

 

3.    When both will and would can be used, would is more polite.

 

        -      Would you do me a favour, please?

        -      I’m cold here, would you mind closing the window?

 

4.    Other typical examples with would

 

        -      Would you like a sandwich? (offer)

        -      I’d (I would) like to have some cream with the cake. (request)

        -      I’d like to learn English very well. (wish, plan)

        -      It’s quite late, I’d rather have a cup of tea than coffee now. (preference)

        -      I would rather not go to that part of the town in the dark. (preference)

        -      When we were kids, we would hang around the playground every afternoon. (repeated action in the past)

 

sai krishna

Date: 2018-12-17
When and How to use
 

http://msatus.com/forum/index.php?topic=2121.0

 

When and How to use "WOULD" in a sentence

« on: November 09, 2014, 12:39:23 PM »

 

would for unreal situations

 

The word would is used for unreal or imagined situations:

'I would love to visit New York.'

'She would like to be professional footballer.'

'We would go, but we are too busy.'

would as a past tense

 

would and wouldn't are the past tense of will and won't. Let's look at an example of this using direct and reported speech:

Andrew: 'I will be late.' (direct speech)

'Andrew said that he would be late.'(reported speech)

would in conditional sentences

 

Would is used again for unreal or hypothetical situations in the 2nd and 3rd conditionals:

2nd Conditional: 'If I won the lottery, I would travel the world.'

3rd Conditional: 'If I had worked harder, I would have passed the test.'

would not as 'to refuse'

 

 

 

Wouldn't (would not) is used to show that someone refused to do something:

 

        'I asked him if I could borrow his car, but he wouldn't lend it to me.'

 

would for past actions

 

Would can be used to talk about actions that repeated in  the past. It is used in the same context as used to:

 

'When I was young I would do my homework every evening.'

'In the summer we would always go camping.'

 

 

Re: When and How to use "WOULD" in a sentence

« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 12:43:36 PM »

 

Would and will are both modal verbs.

 

Will vs Would

 

Will

 

Will is used in future structures.

 

1.    Statement referring to the future – fact, timetable, etc.

 

        -      We’ll (= we will) have two extra lessons this afternoon.

        -      It will be Tuesday tomorrow.

        -      Their bus will leave at 7.30.

 

2.    Instant decision

 

        -      The phone is ringing, I’ll go and answer it.

        -      What will you eat? I’ll have roast beef.

 

 

3.    Request

 

        -      Will you tell your father that we expect him for dinner?

        -      Will you copy this file and print it for yourself?

 

4.    Promise, offer, prediction

 

        -      I will always love you.

        -      Can’t you do your homework? Don’t worry, I’ll come and help you.

        -      Don’t trust her, she will always tell you lies.

 

5.    Open condition

 

        -      We’ll go fishing at the weekend if the weather is good.

 

Would

 

1.    Would is the past form of will

 

        -      Peter said he would finish the work the next day. (future in the past or reported speech)

        -      She said she would write me soon. (reported speech)

        -      He hoped I would come.

 

 

 

2.    Would refers to half-open or closed condition as an analogue of will.

 

        -      We would go fishing at the weekend if the weather was/were good. (half-open condition)

        -      We would have gone fishing at the weekend if the weather had been good. (closed condition)

 

3.    When both will and would can be used, would is more polite.

 

        -      Would you do me a favour, please?

        -      I’m cold here, would you mind closing the window?

 

4.    Other typical examples with would

 

        -      Would you like a sandwich? (offer)

        -      I’d (I would) like to have some cream with the cake. (request)

        -      I’d like to learn English very well. (wish, plan)

        -      It’s quite late, I’d rather have a cup of tea than coffee now. (preference)

        -      I would rather not go to that part of the town in the dark. (preference)

        -      When we were kids, we would hang around the playground every afternoon. (repeated action in the past)