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    Cool why would?

    Hi,

    I read in a book the following sentence:

    "When I was a kid my mom would read me a story in the evenings"

    Why, did the author write "would"? Why didn't he write in the simple past?

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    Re: why would?

    Hi bieasy

    Would can be used to express repeated or habitual action in the past; e.g., We would visit Grandma every morning up at the farm.

    would definition | Dictionary.com

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    Re: why would?

    It's also a prospective past, i.e. looking from the past toward its relative future. "After I turned 18, I would leave home and go to University." (Now I've finished uni.)

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