231 – Five Ways To Use Would – Grammar Lesson

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Would is a very versatile modal verb because it has a number of different uses. For today’s English podcast lesson, let’s have a look at five ways to use would!

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  • I asked her many times, but she wouldn’t help me.
  • The car wouldn’t start last night because the battery was dead.
  • Why didn’t I go inside? Because the door wouldn’t open.
  • Would you like more coffee?
  • Would you like my help?
  • Would you like to come to the party?
  • It would be nice to see you when you visit New York.
  • It would be great to be able to use the rooftop lounge for my party.
  • It would be a shame if we weren’t able to get a ticket for that concert.
  • When I was a kid, my grandfather would tell us funny stories.
  • I remember that guy. He would sit at his desk all day and look out the window.
  • He would sit for hours doing nothing.
  • You would eat the last cookie. Why didn’t you save it for me?
    Jack said you look fat? Yeah, he would say something like that. He’s not a nice guy.
    He would show up late. He is so inconsiderate.

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Comments 1

  1. Good – showing how the word ‘would’ is also used to describe a past action/activity done again and again. Usually neglected in other ESL web sites.

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