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Modal verbs - would

Would is an interesting modal with numerous functions. For example, it is used to make polite offers or requests: Would you like some more tea? or Would you help me please? It is often used to express wishes: I wish you wouldn't keep tapping your pencil on the table. It is frequently found in indirect speech as in the following: She said she would call you as soon as she got back. And it is very common in conditional sentences such as I would go if I had the time or She wouldn't have been so angry if you had asked her first.

But would also has its own special problems. Look at the following sentences and decide first whether the sentence is possible or not. If it is possible, say what it means; and if it is not possible, express the meaning in correct English.



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