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TOPIC: Use of ""Would" in Conversation

Use of ""Would" in Conversation #100

  • guest3
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Hi

Could you explain to me how we should use the modal verb ‘would’ in conversation?

Thanks

Ronnie
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Use of ""Would" in Conversation #101

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Hi Ronnie

Thanks for posting a question to the Business Speaking board.

Would is often used in polite requests, sometimes as an alternative to could or can: Would you / Can you turn the music down, please? I’m trying to do an assignment.

Note that would you mind is followed by -ing, rather than the bare infinitive: Would you mind picking Jenny up from school for me today? I may be late getting back.

Hope this helps.

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