Greetings,Is it okay to understand "would", "wouldn't" as "maybe", "maybe not" in following sentences?
1.His fans would already be familiar with Caroline. No. I believe this to be "future in the past". Context might go like this: "After talking to her for just ten minutes, his fans would already be familiar with Caroline"
2.He wouldn't say where he had picked up the information. Again, no, I'm sorry. This, if my memory doesn't fail, is a modal. "No matter how hard he was pressed, or for how long he was asked about it, he wouldn't say where he had picked up the information.
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