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    Would as a "Modal"

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    I have learnt the use of "would" in the Past tense. But its uses as a "modal" is still confusing me. Kindly help me to eliminate this problem for ever by explaining the following sentences.
    1: Yesterday; He would come here. (what are the substitute words for explaining this theme of this sentence)
    2: He would do that.

    Kindly clear me the tense of these 02 sentences and the role of "would" here in detail.
    Regards.

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    Re: Would as a "Modal"

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul basit jadoon View Post
    Sir
    I have learnt the use of "would" in the Past tense. But its uses as a "modal" is still confusing me. Kindly help me to eliminate this problem for ever by explaining the following sentences.
    1: Yesterday; He would come here. (what are the substitute words for explaining this theme of this sentence)
    2: He would do that.

    Kindly clear me the tense of these 02 sentences and the role of "would" here in detail.
    Regards.
    "Would" can be used to talk about past habits in the same way as "used to". "When I was young I would go to school by bus" for example.
    Your examples are not exactly correct, you could say "Last year he would come here every Sunday, but now he doesn't come any more".
    In #2 you could say "He would do that, even though I warned him not to".
    You could also use it in question sentences like "What would you say if I did that?" "What would happen if I pressed this button?"

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    Re: Would as a "Modal"

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    May you live long. God bless you. These are the answers I was searching for.
    Once again thank you very much.

    Your are requested kindly give you should only answer my questions.
    How I can directly contact you on this web. I am a stranger from Kabul, now I want to bring change in myself and to cope with modern world.
    Best regards.

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    Re: Would as a "Modal"

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul basit jadoon View Post
    Sir
    May you live long. God bless you. These are the answers I was searching for.
    Once again thank you very much.

    Your are requested kindly give you should only answer my questions.
    How I can directly contact you on this web. I am a stranger from Kabul, now I want to bring change in myself and to cope with modern world.
    Best regards.
    Thank you (shukria) for the kind words. You can send me a private message if you like.

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