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    "She'd play tennis."

    What does 'd above mean? Please explain.

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    Re: 'd

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    "She'd play tennis."

    What does 'd above mean? Please explain.

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    It is contraction of She would.
    She'd played-she had played.
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    What does 'would' mean? Please explain your answer.

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    Past form of 'will' is 'would'
    It's used in the sense that she would play again.Indicating intention.
    REGARDS,
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    It can also be used conditionally as in: "I would play tennis if I had time."

    or it can indicate determination as in: "She was told to rest, but she would play tennis."
    There are many uses, see below:

    would (wd)aux.v. Past tense of will2
    1. Used to express desire or intent: She said she would meet us at the corner.
    2. Used to express a wish: Would that we had gone with you!
    3. Used after a statement of desire, request, or advice: I wish you would stay.
    4. Used to make a polite request: Would you go with me?
    5. Used in the main clause of a conditional statement to express a possibility or likelihood: If I had enough money, I would buy a car. We would have gone to the beach, had the weather been good. See Usage Note at if.
    6. Used to express presumption or expectation: That would be Steve at the door.
    7. Used to indicate uncertainty: He would seem to be getting better.
    8. Used to express repeated or habitual action in the past: Every morning we would walk in the garden.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003.
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    Re: 'd

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    "She'd play tennis."

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    would
    8. Used to express repeated or habitual action in the past: Every morning we would walk in the garden.

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