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    I would say

    Hi,

    Woud you please tell me the meaning of 'I would say' in the sentence below.

    I have not had a good experience with the airlines here domestically in probably about a year ago I would say.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: I would say

    It means the person is estimating.

    It's about a mile from here, I'd say.
    They've been together a couple years, I'd say.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I would say

    Estimating/expressing an opinion. Note the uncertainty - this is not a statement of fact - which is a common feature of 'would ' structures.

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    Re: I would say

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Woud you please tell me the meaning of 'I would say' in the sentence below.

    I have not had a good experience with the airlines here domestically in probably about a year ago I would say.

    Many thanks.
    The two previous posters have explained this well. I wanted to point out two other things about the original sentence - the word "ago" shouldn't be there, and it needs some punctuation.

    I haven't had a good experience with the airlines here, domestically, in probably about a year, I would say.

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    Re: I would say

    How about 'with domestic flights'?

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    Re: I would say

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about 'with domestic flights'?
    I guess it would depend on whether it was "domestic flights" or "domestic airlines". Some international airlines also run domestic flights in countries other than their own.

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