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    Default Functions of "Would"

    Thanks for your answers in advance. Pls I would like someone to tell me why the use of "would" in the following sentences? 1. I would call you. 2. I would like you to give me some cake 3. When should we use "would", apart from its function as past tense of "will"? Once again, thanks for your answers.

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    Default Re: Functions of "Would"

    1. to express a polite offer or request:
    Would you like tea?
    Would you like me to do it?
    2.to describe a habitual past action:
    Every evening I would walk in the garden.
    3.used in speaking of something that will, may or might happen(eg. if a certain condition is met):
    If I asked him to the party, would he come?
    4.used to express a preference, opinoin etc politely:
    I would do it this way.
    5. used, said with emphasis, to express annoyance:
    I've lost my car-keys-that would happen!
    Hope that help you.

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