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    Question "Would" usage in regular life in past and future

    Hi,
    I am new for this site, and this is second post.

    could you please teach "would" usage in past and future tense.

    If you come early, that would be great.
    I you give book yesterday, i would have complete the book today.

    which is correct? please provide more examples for future and past tense.

    Thank you!

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    Re: "Would" usage in regular life in past and future

    Quote Originally Posted by dthirumalrao View Post
    Hi,
    I am new to this site, and this is my second post.

    Could you please teach "would" usage in past and future tense.

    If you come early, that would be great.
    I you had given me the book yesterday, I would have completed the book today.

    Which is correct? Please provide more examples of future and past tenses.
    Thank you!
    See all my amendments above. You must start all sentences with a capital letter, and also capitalise "I".

    Here are some more examples.
    If you could come next week, I would be able to see you. What would you like to do"
    If you had come last week, I would have seen you. Would that have suited you better?
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: "Would" usage in regular life in past and future

    Hello.
    Does "if you'd come next week, I'd be able to see you" sound formal?

    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: "Would" usage in regular life in past and future

    No. Using "you'd" and "I'd" makes it informal.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: "Would" usage in regular life in past and future

    Thank you!

    Can you please provide one example for past tense using "would".

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    Re: "Would" usage in regular life in past and future

    Quote Originally Posted by dthirumalrao View Post
    Thank you!

    Can you please provide one example for past tense using "would".
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    There are many old threads about this. Here are some of them:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ast-tense.html
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ast-tense.html
    More: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/g...%20%2B%20would

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