just passed by and had a load of ur question
i found the question u just raised very practical and i can be of some help to u in terms of guiding u outta the confusion as i feel.
well,before we get down to solving the puzzling problem,i hope that u could think about the word"will".i bet u know it refers to the fact that something is gonna happen in the near future.ok,then let's take a look at"would".it is usually used when we wanna say something that happened in the past and it refers to the things in the past.in addition,the word"would"give us a feeling of habit.a case in point is"when i worked in a small hotel by the sea 2 years ago,i would/it was my habit to sit outta the door with a book in my hand,drinking my favor8 coffee and enjoying the amazing scenery?"
hope i didn't make a pig's ear of the explanation!
take care my friend
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