I've got a guy on my staff who got hit
in the head with a glass door Thursday.
His forehead wouldn't stop bleeding,
but he wouldn't go to a doctor
'cause I got another guy
who got beat up covering Cairo.
And the first guy wouldn't see a doctor
until the second guy saw a doctor. (from US, TV sitcom Newsroom)
Hi, a word "would" is making me crazy because I think it has various meanings.
Could you explain what these woulds mean in the script above?
and I also have another question.
Why is he using see in the past tense? I think at that moment when he is saying, the second guy isn't going to see a doctor yet so I think it should be in a present tense.
Last edited by layla0302; 23-Jul-2013 at 17:48. Reason: To let us know that Newsroom is the US TV sitcom