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  1. rock-onn's Avatar
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    would

    Would is defined in dictionary as

    1. past of will, in various senses.
    2. (expressing the conditional mood) indicating the consequence of an imagined event or situation.

    for example,
    If you had asked my help I would have helped you.

    I would have helped you. (is an imaginary event.)

    Please consider the example below.

    I would like you to watch that movie.

    Here, he really wishes the other guy to watch a particular movie. It is not an imaginary event or situation.

    Please help me here..
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    Re: would

    'would
    9 would like, love, hate, prefer, etc. something/(somebody) to do something ... used to say what you like, love, hate, etc.'── quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../would?q=would
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: would

    It seems I looked at a wrong dictionary.

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    #4

    Re: would

    You have to consult more than one dictionary.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: would

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