verb ((simple past of, will))
- Indicating in action or state that is conditional on another.
- We would be warmer if you hadn't opened the window!
- Bill said he would go if it didn't rain.
- Indicating a possible (but not definite) future action or state.
- We sat on the bench, wondering if the bus would be late this time.
- Indicating an action in the past that was planned or intended.
- The waiter said he would be right back.
- Indicating an action in the past that happened repeatedly or commonly.
- In the winters, we would sit by the hole on the frozen lake and fish for hours.
- Used to express a polite request.
- Would you please turn off the TV?
- Used to indicate a wish or desire (usually contrary to facts).
- Would that it were true.
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