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    #1

    would

    Hi, I listened to one program from the internet this morning and this's what I heard.

    W:Have you ever studied all night for an exam?
    M:I have, during college I used to always study, not always, I would do it a lot. I would study all night for an exam if the next day there would be an exam, a lot of times, I would wait too long to prepare for the test and then I would have to stay up all night.

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    1. Are these "would" from above used in if clause?
    2. Why did he say,“if the next day there would be an exam?”

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    Re: would

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Almost View Post
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    1. Are these "would" from above used in if clause?
    I don't understand what you mean.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Almost View Post
    2. Why did he say,“if the next day there would be an exam?”
    Because it's a conditional clause. His action was dependent on whether or not there was (would be) an exam the next day.

    For myself, I would have said "was" (but I'm not a teacher).

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    Re: would

    Hi, and thank you for your answer. I just want to know why he says "I would do it a lot" instead of "I did it a lot". Is it because the if-clause "if there would be(was) an exam in the next day"?

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    Re: would

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Almost View Post
    Hi, I listened to one program from the internet this morning and this's what I heard.

    W:Have you ever studied all night for an exam?
    M:I have, during college I used to always study, not always, I would do it a lot. I would study all night for an exam if the next day there would be an exam, a lot of times, I would wait too long to prepare for the test and then I would have to stay up all night.

    Questions
    1. Are these "would" from above used in if clause?
    2. Why did he say,“if the next day there would be an exam?”
    I would use "...if there was an exam the next day..." not, "...if the next day there would be an exam". The other "woulds" are used to mean the same as "used to".

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