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    would be proud

    Hi,

    -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?

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    Re: would be proud

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    -Mom, you would be proud of me when I was a child.
    "You would have been..." - we have to "slip into" the past here.

    -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?
    It's more of a time problem.
    You would have been proud then
    You are proud now
    You will be proud tomorrw


    Thanks.
    Gil

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    Re: would be proud

    "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.

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    Re: would be proud

    I just wanted to know if we can use 'would' instead of 'used to' with 'be proud of'.

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    Re: would be proud

    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.

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