Student or Learner
-Mom, you would be proud of me when I was a child.
-Mom, you used to be proud of me when I was a child. (I know it is OK)
I have been too confused. I don't know if I can use 'would' with the verb 'be' in this situation. Please can you tell me if sentence 1 is OK or not?
"Mom, you would have been proud of me when I was a child" suggests that mom wasn't proud of me. It should also be followed by some extra information.
"Mom, you would have been proud of me when I was a child if I had worked harder at school" perhaps.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I just wanted to know if we can use 'would' instead of 'used to' with 'be proud of'.
You can't use "would" for "habit" here, unless you link it to a specific action. Mom, remember how I would bring home great report cards and you would be so proud of me?
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.