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Can Be Been Being May Will Shall Should Might Could
Would Must Never Dare Need Keep Kept Used to Ought to Going to
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AUXILIARY VERB - "WOULD"
Uses of - WOULD
 
It is past equivalent form of will.
It is used to talk about a regular habit in present/past or future time.
- To mean determination in future.
 
Examples
I would complain to the principle tomorrow.  
- A polite form of a request/wish.  
Would you have some Coffee?  
Would you come in time tomorrow?  
- To express commands/give instructions.  
All the students would attend the morning prayer in time.
- To express activities of the past.  
My father would take me to the school, while I was in Bombay.
  It is used in :  
Simple present /past tense would
Present continuous tense would be
Future tense would
Examples : Conditional
If he were an actor, he would be in adventure movies.  
If I were president, I would cut the cost of education.  
If I ruled the world, every day would be the first day of Spring.  
Examples : Past of "will"
I knew that she would be very successful in her career.  
I said I would help you.  
He told me he would be here before 8:00.  
Examples : Repetition
When we first met, we would always have picnics on the beach.  
When I was a kid, I would always go to the beach.  
When he was young, he would always do his homework.  
When I was small, we would always visit relatives on Dipawali.  
Examples : Request
Would you like another cup of tea?  
Would you give me a ring after lunch?  
I would like the roast duck, please.  
Examples : Regret or irritation
I wish you wouldn't keep interrupting me.  
I wish it would snow.  
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Types of Verbs Infinitive Verbs Auxiliary Verbs
Can Be Been Being May Will Shall Should Might Could
Would Must Never Dare Need Keep Kept Used to Ought to Going to
Question Tags Yes/No Questions Regular Verbs Irregular Verbs