Originally Posted by RonBee
Yes, I would like them to keep the noise down.
Yes, I could like them to keep the noise down. (NO)
I think I've got rocks in my head at the moment and I can't figure out Tdol's example.
I would/could keep the noise down if he wishes. (Both are OK.)
But if you reverse the sentence,
He wishes, then I will use "could" in the next noun clause as in "I could keep the noise down." Changing "could" to "would" is far fetched for me. I think I need some examples so that I can feel it.