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HI

Could anyone teach me how to use them
I saw a paragraph in which future tense was being used ,but "would" also appear in the same paragraph
Why is it so?
My classmate said the use of "would" is not related to the tense!
So could anyone tell me when I need to use them
thank you!

Keron
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In these uses, it often refers to "what do you want me to ... ?"
Hi Keron,

The following website has answers to your question.

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/auxiliary.htm

Check it out.

Tessa
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Expressing intention or 'will': I will, you shall, he/she/they shall, we will

Expressing futurity: I shall, you will, he/she/they will, we shall

Note how the forms mirror each other.

Intention Prediction

1st Person I/we will I/we shall
2nd/3rd Person You/he/she shall You/he/she will
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What is the difference between,Shall i close the door and can i close the door.......we can use any one i think?
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Hi,

I am a new member here. I like this forum because it helps me to learn grammar. I have a question about these phrases. " If I had more time, I could have traveled the world" or " If I were you, I would buy a house."

when you are saying of writing these phrases, you are in the present tense. why did they use HAD and WERE? isn't that is past tense?

Thank you
AnonymousShall i I close the door ?
Remember: The word I is always capitalized!
Shall I close the door? = Do you want me to close the door?
Can I close the door? = May I have your permission to close the door?
In the first one you ask if somebody else wants the door closed.
In the second one you say that you want the door closed and ask permission to do so.
CJ
>"If I had more time, I could have traveled the world" or " If I were you, I would buy a house."
The first should be changed to:
"If I had more time, I could travel the world" to be used in present time.
It also must be changed to:
"If I had had more time, I could have traveled the world" to be used in past time.

> why did they use HAD and WERE? isn't that past tense?
Not in these cases. Here, they represent conditional (see the IF) or subjunctive mood forms. Same words, different meanings, depending on context.
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Hi,

My self sushil
I think would is past of will & always use of would is depend on situation of willingness ,strong stress , depend on also activity what about
you do somthing that sit.

In certain contexts, will and would are virtually interchangeable, but there are differences. Notice that the contracted form 'll is very frequently used for will.

Will can be used to express willingness:
  • I'll wash the dishes if you dry.
  • We're going to the movies. Will you join us?

  • It can also express intention (especially in the first person):
    • I'll do my exercises later on.
    and prediction:
    • specific: The meeting will be over soon.
    • timeless: Humidity will ruin my hairdo.
    • habitual: The river will overflow its banks every spring.


    • Would can also be used to express willingness:
      • Would you please take off your hat?
      It can also express insistence (rather rare, and with a strong stress on the word "would"):
      • Now you've ruined everything. You would act that way.
      and characteristic activity:
      • customary: After work, he would walk to his home in West Hartford.
      • typical (casual): She would cause the whole family to be late, every time.

      • In a main clause, would can express a hypothetical meaning:
        • My cocker spaniel would weigh a ton if I let her eat what she wants.
        Finally, would can express a sense of probability:
        • I hear a whistle. That would be the five o'clock train.
        With regards,
        sushil
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