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    Question A question to be answered

    Dear Sir / Madam

    I want to put Two situations happened with me. I would like you to explain it so that I learn and improve my English.

    1. I went to deliver something somewhere to a Customer. The customer gave me something which he already had to take back (Return). But he didn't fill out return note. He gave me a plain return note and said that "I wouldn't do it" you (me) do it please. He used "would" for past. Could you please explain its context?

    2. One of my colleague had an accident while he driving a van. As soon as , his van was hit by a car , the van tyre went flat.

    I asked him, " DID you chase up the car or the driver stop himself? . My friend replied " I wouldn't chase him up". Here "would" also used for past. I thought, my friend should have said " I couldn't chase him up" because he got flat tyre.

    Please explain these both context.

    I look forward to hearing from you
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    Re: A question to be answered

    Welcome to the forums, Syed. In the first case "couldn't" should have been used, and in the second "wouldn't" should have been used. Does that answer your question?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Oct-2014 at 22:59. Reason: Minor typo

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    Re: A question to be answered

    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. Can you please explain "Would" context? As I am unable to understand why "would" used for Past. It doesn't sound past Future though.
    Thank you

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    Re: A question to be answered

    Hi,
    I already visited the website which's link you gave me.
    If I was English, I would be able to understand in which context "would" used.

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    Re: A question to be answered

    Quote Originally Posted by Syed Abbas View Post
    I already visited the website which's for which you gave me the link. you gave me.
    See above. We don't say "which's" in English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A question to be answered

    Thank you for making the corrections. This is the worth being in this forum.

    I would like you to answer I asked about " would context". I have given Two situations which happened with me.

    I look forward to hearing from you

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