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# Use of "Would"

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12 Oct 2011, 18:55
Hi All,

I'm a little confused about the usage of "would".

I know that Would is used in the following situations:
1) Refering to the Future in the Past
Example:
The company announced that it would expand into Asia next month.

2) Subjunctive Mood (Hypothetical Situations)
Example:
If I were rich, then I would buy an island

Question 1
Are the situations listed above comprehensive? - Any other situation in which "would" can be used?

Question 2
I have seen the following sentences that use "would"
Can somebody tell me whether these sentences are correct? (with an explantion)
A: What would you like to see in the new GMATClub website?
B: I wouldn't like that
C: Would you do me a favour?
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15 Oct 2011, 03:47
what about the case of possible futurte?

like in:

"State lawmakers are considering a law that would allow"
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15 Oct 2011, 13:26
vgmats wrote:
Hi All,

I'm a little confused about the usage of "would".

I know that Would is used in the following situations:
1) Refering to the Future in the Past
Example:
The company announced that it would expand into Asia next month.

2) Subjunctive Mood (Hypothetical Situations)
Example:
If I were rich, then I would buy an island

Question 1
Are the situations listed above comprehensive? - Any other situation in which "would" can be used?

Question 2
I have seen the following sentences that use "would"
Can somebody tell me whether these sentences are correct? (with an explantion)
A: What would you like to see in the new GMATClub website?
B: I wouldn't like that
C: Would you do me a favour?

Application of "would" (GMAT relevant):
1. Present conditionals
If +past tense -> then + would + V1.
If I were a rich man, I would live life like a king.

2. Past conditionals
Had I studied conditionals, I would have gained this knowledge.

Besides these, "would" is applicable in wishes, hopes, desires etc..
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Re: Use of "Would"   [#permalink] 15 Oct 2011, 13:26
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