- Would is most commonly used to create conditional verb forms.It also serves the past form of the verb “will”.
- Would can also indicate repetition in the past.
- Would is also used as a modal verb to indicate a conditional or subjunctive mood,or to “soften”what is being said.
Here are a few examples of the use of “would” and “would have”.
- If he had been an actor, he would have been in adventure movies. (Conditional)
- I knew that she would be very successful in her career. (Past of will)
- When they first met, they would always have picnics on the beach.(Repetition)
- If I had worn woolen clothes.I wouldn’t have suffered from fever(Conditional)
- If she had studied hard, she would have scored good marks in her exam.(Conditional)
- She told me he would be here before 8 pm.(past of will)
- I said I wouldn’t help you.(past of will)
- When he was young he would always do his homework.
- I would like to see that movie(Subjunctive)
I hope this article has helped you to understand the use of would and would have.
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