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Hi

In the dialogue below,

Monica: Whose little ball of paper is this?!

Chandler: Oh, uh, that would be mine. See, I wrote a note to myself, and then I realised I didn't need it, so I balled it up and... (sees that Monica is glaring at him) ...now I wish I was dead.

1. How "would" works in the Chandler's line? I mean is it something like "that should be mine"?

2. Does "ball it up" mean to turn paper into a ball-shaped stuff in this context?

Thanks in advance.

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1. "that would be mine" is a slightly softened or less definite way of saying "that's mine".

2. Yes, it means he screwed the paper up into a ball shape, presumably with the intention of throwing it away.

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GPY

1. "that would be mine" is a slightly softened or less definite way of saying "that's mine".

2. Yes, it means he screwed the paper up into a ball shape, presumably with the intention of throwing it away.


Much obliged for your help.