Definitions English

  • Used after a statement of desire, request, or advice: I wish you would stay.
  • Used to make a polite request: Would you go with me?
  • Used in the main clause of a conditional statement to express a possibility or likelihood: If I had enough money, I would buy a car. We would have gone to the beach, had the weather been good. See Usage Note at if.
  • Used to express presumption or expectation: That would be Steve at the door.
  • Used to indicate uncertainty: He would seem to be getting better.
  • Used to express repeated or habitual action in the past: Every morning we would walk in the garden.