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Hi CJ,

# Scene 1

Katniss Everdeen: President Snow. What an honor.

President Snow: My dear, I think we can make this so much simpler. If we agree not to lie to each other, what do you think?

Katniss Everdeen: Yes, I think that would save time.

# Scene 2

Johanna Mason: How do we know the wire's not gonna burn up?

Beetee: Because I invented it. I assure you, it won't burn up. [they all look at each other for a moment]

Johanna Mason: Well, it's better than hunting them down.

Katniss Everdeen: Yeah, why not? If it fails, no harm done anyway, right?

Peeta Mellark: Alright, I say we try it.

Finnick Odair: So what can we do to help?

Beetee: Keep me alive for the next six hours. That would be extremely helpful.

Are woulds in scene 1 and scene 2 would of probability?

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Also CJ, please answer this question for me and I promise I will never post anything about would at all. If I get confused, I will just go over all the questions that you answered.

A: I don’t know what language this text is. Jack would understand it. He is a linguist. I will ask him.

Aren’t they clearly the woulds of probability? You can answer in yes or no. Please answer this last question.

No more questions asked about would from now on. If I did, please don’t answer it. I promise. It’s time for me to get over it.

Let me just repeat what I wrote earlier:

But in any case, you should interpret these sentences in whatever way makes most sense to you.

It seems that you like the interpretation that both of these uses of "would" are what you call "second conditional" uses of "would".

OK. That's fine.

CJ

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EverestCTSAren’t they clearly the woulds of probability? You can answer in yes or no.

Yes.

EverestCTSNo more questions asked about would from now on. If I did, please don’t answer it. I promise. It’s time for me to get over it.

OK.

It is fervently to be hoped.

CJ

EverestCTS
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CalifJimIt seems to me there has already been an answer to the first part of this question in another thread, but it seems it has been deleted. Do you know anything about what happened?

This user was banned on another site (Using English) for deleting posts (which coincidentally were also about the modal "would").

Hey anon, you did that on purpose duplicating my post. Please don’t do that. Moderators, this person is copying my posts and asking them on other forums. Almost everything I ask her is my own. Please ban this person on this forum.

You are talking nonsense. I most certainly have not been duplicating or copying your posts!

You were banned on the 'Using English' website (where you used the name 'Everestdude') for deleting posts.