497 – Would vs. Could

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Hey guys! Michael here. Welcome to the first podcast of 2019. 2019! I can’t believe it’s the new year already. By the way, this year marks the fifth year of the Happy English Podcast. Thank you everyone for checking out the podcast and for studying with me here. I really appreciate it.

Recently one of my followers on Instagram asked me about the difference between could and would. That’s a really great question so I thought I would talk about that today. By the way if you have a request or a suggestion for a lesson here on the podcast, or on my YouTube channel feel free to send me a message or leave me a voicemail at myhappyenglish.com. OK! On to today’s lesson.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • When I was a high school student, I could study while listening to music.
  • When I was a high school student, I would study while listening to music.
  • When I was younger, I could play basketball really well.
  • When I was younger, I would play basketball everyday after school.
  • I remember my grandfather. He could tell us very interesting stories.
  • He was a barber, and he would always tell us about his customers.
  • If I won the lottery, I could buy a big house.
  • If I won the lottery, I would buy a big house.
  • If I lived in Japan, I could eat sushi every day.
  • If I lived in Japan, I would eat sushi every day.
  • If I had gotten a day off, I could have seen a movie.
  • If I had gotten a day off, I would have seen a movie.

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