could you please tell me why the word "would" is used in the following sentence:
I am glad that the new Pope too would win our hearts.
Does it mean that he has already won their hearts?
Thank you very much
In this case, would denotes intention or willingness.
Look at these examples:
I would date Sarah.
Sarah too would date me.
"I would have a word with you." "I would like another piece of pie." "That is a school I would attend."
Your sentence tells me that the new Pope, like the previous one, is willing to win our hearts.
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