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    would remind many people

    Does this would mean past habitual action or presumption? It's confusing.

    ex)Abraham Licoln was from a penniless family, but through his effort and hard work, he become the president of the states......It would remind many people that even a poor person like Abraham Lincoln could become president.

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    Re: would remind many people

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this would mean past habitual action or presumption? It's confusing.

    ex)Abraham Licoln was from a penniless family, but through his effort and hard work, he becoame the president of the states......It would remind many people that even a poor person like Abraham Lincoln could become president.
    It's a future in the past.

    At the time of his becoming president, people might have thought 'It will remind people...". That time is, of course past, so, 'it would remind people ...'

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