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    Default using 'would' correctly

    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.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by layla0302; 23-Jul-2013 at 17:48. Reason: To let us know that Newsroom is the US TV sitcom

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