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    could you please tell me why the word "would" is used in the following sentence:

    I am glad that the new Pope too would win our hearts.

    Does it mean that he has already won their hearts?

    Thank you very much


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    Re: Would

    In this case, would denotes intention or willingness.

    Look at these examples:

    I would date Sarah.

    Sarah too would date me.

    "I would have a word with you." "I would like another piece of pie." "That is a school I would attend."

    Your sentence tells me that the new Pope, like the previous one, is willing to win our hearts.

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    Thank you very very much


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