Presentation on theme: "Would [Modal auxliary verb] expresses a range of meanings including possibility, hypothetical events, and past habits: →It would be nice to see you again."— Presentation transcript:
would [Modal auxliary verb] expresses a range of meanings including possibility, hypothetical events, and past habits: →It would be nice to see you again soon; →What would Ghandy have done?; →We would often meet at the local café. ►it ►had Note: would is commonly contracted to ‘d: I’d see the dentist. Would + not =wouldn’t; would + have = would’ve
would Grammar patterns 1. If + past tense + would + bare infinitive If dad was still alive, he’d be proud of you. 2. If + past perfect + would + have + bare infinitive If I’d known, I would have given you a lift. 3. If + would +infinitive + if were you I’d get a sencod opinion, if I were you
would Collocations 1. Would often occurs with adverbs like never, probably: We would probably be more comfortable sleeping on a sofa. 2. Would often follows I wish: I wish Jake would hurry up 3. Talking about past habits, would occurs with time expressions like: sometimes, often, always; in those days, when I was young, etc. In those days we would often play in the street. 4. Would is often followed by rather or sooner to mean would prefer to: I’d rather watch the football 5. Would is frequently folloed by verbs of liking and disliking: like, prefer, love, hate: Wouldn’t you love living on a boat?
would Set phrases Would you mind sitting in the front? Would you mind if I closed the window? Would you like to try one of these? I’d say… I’d imagine…./ I’d have thought… Would-be + noun = hoping/wanting to be: -The would be occupants were disappointed when the flat was let to someone else