Can anyone explain me the would form used in repetition in the past?
Thank you, Jake
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When I was thirty-five, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls
Of independent means
We'd ride in limousines
Their chauffeurs would drive
When I was thirty-five
Your examples are fabulous but I need a little more explanation.
Past Habit, thanks but that does not help me.
1. Every year, we would go to the seaside.
"Would" here has a sense not only of "custom" or "habit", but of "volition" or "intent". For this reason, you often find it in obituaries, or literary narratives, where the writer wants to give a sense of someone's character.
eg When you were a child, would you go to the seaside every year?
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