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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How to use 'WOULD' in sentences as Auxiliary Verb?

Last post in our free medical transcription course dealt about the usage of SHOULD as an auxiliary verb.  This post aims to define the use of WOULD in the structure of sentences as shown.  Whenever the sentence of the structure is in the past equivalent of will in complex sentences, for that instance the examples are shown below. 1. Steve answered that he would be 40 next December. 2. The Lab Assistant promised that he would take a decision soon on our records to the training course. 3. You would tell me when you received your convocation certificate, wouldn’t you? 4. Didn’t you reply the Principal that the students would copy the answer sheet, Wouldn’t you? 5. You wouldn't return to your room until you had finished your office work, would you? 

Whenever the sentence of the structure is used in ‘regular habit of present time or past time’, for that instance the examples are shown below. 1. Your dog would play with my small sister every morning. (This tense is in the past and present habit). 2. This stray cat would come to my house every evening for the left over milk. (This tense is in the past and present habit). 3. That uncle would meet my family during every summer vacation. (This tense is in the past habit of action). 4. This member would come to temple only on Independence day. (This tense is in the past habit of action).

Whenever the sentence of the structure is used in ‘stronger form of determination’, for that instance the examples are shown below. 1. I would talk to the Owner tomorrow itself. (This is in simple present tense). 2. Your daughter wouldn’t talk to me at all about her personal problem. (This is in simple present tense). 3. My children would never cheat in any examination. (This is in simple present tense). 4. Wouldn’t you say sorry to Williams and shake hand with him? This is in simple present tense).

In the next post we would learn some more about ‘would’.