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    "How has fatherhood changed you?

    Riteish: It's changed me completely. Marriage changed me completely, and now fatherhood. It's amazing.

    When I would see Vivek with his child, they have an adorable relationship. He’s got a great family, a lovely boy and girl. Every time the child left the sets, he would say, ‘I am going to miss my papa now’. This is what one lives for, right?"

    Why have they used "would" and not just " when I see Vivek..."?
    Last edited by jigneshbharati; 13-Jul-2016 at 08:07.

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    Re: Would

    Because they've made a mistake.

    However, in some forms of English (not Br E) it is regarded as acceptable to say 'When(ever) I would see N I would think X.' I imagine that what happened here was they started out with that sort of sentence in mind, and then changed structures in mid-sentence (as people often do: the $10 word for it is anacoluthon.)

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