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Would someone please let me know the difference between will and would? How can we use it in sentences?
For example, I will go to office today or I would go to office today.
"I will go to the office today" = I intend to go to the office.
"I would go to the office today, if I had time." You need a condition. This IF condition suggests that I don't have time, so I cant go to the office.
"I would go to the office, if I were you." = This is advising someone to go to the office.
"Would you like to go to the office?" = a polite invitation to go to the office.
I hope this helps,
How often do you use "would" talking about things that happened regularly in the past (instead os "used to")?
1. As children, we would walk two miles to school every day.
2. When we were children, we used to walk two miles to school every day.
These mean the same, and they are both acceptable.
In Australia we'd tend to say 2. 1. sounds more formal.
"used to" is the objective (cold/non-sentimental) way of referring back to a usual practice.
'would' suggests a sense of nostalgia* for the way things used to be.
* a sentimental warm longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
Thankyou very much, I got necessary ideas.