Hallo, I'd like to ask you a question about using would in particular situation. Here is some background: (its from a detective movie)
An investigator comes to a crime scene and see a corpse lying on the floor, he is observing the place and calling for FBI agent.
He is asking him: John, you would classify this as robbery an murder, wouldn't you? - Yes. - You would be wrong.
So the question is what "would" means? Can we use "would" for deduction? For me it looks like deduction or an opinion.
And in the third sentence? Does it mean possibility? But it seems to be quite solid.
I hope, you could help me to understand this situation:)
Best regards, Mike
Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Jul-2013 at 09:13.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Thanks a lot:) Yes, I've studied conditionals, but I didn't know that we could assume something using "would":) So now its clear to me:)
But could I say it this way, for example:
John, I suppose you're going to classify it as robbery and murder, aren't you?
Last edited by monnzz; 20-Jul-2013 at 05:34.
And your post would be much better if you remembered to capitalise the word "I" every time you type it.
Sorry! Now it looks much better!
Last edited by monnzz; 20-Jul-2013 at 12:16.
Guys, one more question if you don't mind. If situation looks like this, imagine a person who is trying to break his table, and another person saying:
- If you trying to get rid of your table it would be easier to throw it away.
So the question is: is the person expressing his opinion by "would"?
Because as far as i know, you can't mix 1st and 2nd conditionals.
Am I right? Sorry for bothering you so much, but sometimes its really confusing.