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    Despite After...

    Despite what would seem to be a successful loan spell at his former club, Fulham are looking for a buyer for their big earner.

    What does "would" functions there?


    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/would

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    #2

    Re: Despite After...

    On that link you've given:

    (used to express an uncertainty):
    It would appear that he is guilty.


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    Re: Despite After...

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Volcano:

    I am not nitpicking (correcting unimportant mistakes).

    But I do believe that you want to ask questions correctly.

    So I respectfully feel that your question should read: "How does 'would' function there?"

    Please remember: after any form of "do," one must use the base form of the verb (the infinitive with NO "to"). For example: "Does he go (not "goes") by bus?" / "Did he go (not "went") by bus?"
    Last edited by TheParser; 28-Jun-2015 at 15:05.

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    #4

    Re: Despite After...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    the base form of the verb (the infinitive with NO "to")
    I think you may introduce the term 'bare infinitives' to the OP, but I am not a teacher.

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