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When you use 'would', imagine you are in the position of the person who will do the action and say what would you do?

  • It is an event in the future.

  • The speaker imagines the subject will do the action.

  • They say what the speaker 'would' do.

Explain

Subject + would + present form verb + noun / noun phrase

What should I have tonight?

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Fish and chips
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Jackie would have the cheeseburger.

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Jackie

Steven would have the pizza.

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Steven

  • It is an event tonight.

  • The speaker imagines what Jackie and Steven will have.

  • They say what the speaker 'would' have.

Which dress should I wear tomorrow night?

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tomorrow night

I would wear the red dress.

I would wear the green dress.

  • It is an event tomorrow night.

  • The speakers imagine what they will wear.

  • They say what they 'would' wear.

Tom: Hey Jasmine.

Jasmine: Hi Tom. How are you?

Tom: I'm well thanks. I'm very excited about my holiday next month.

Jasmine: Where are you going?

Tom: I'm going to London. Have you been to London?

Jasmine: Yes, I've been twice. Have you been?

Tom: No, I've never been. Where should I go?

Tom

I could go to the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral or Westminster Abbey.

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I would go to The Tower of London.