- Feb 25, 2006
- Member Type
- English Teacher
For a bonus, can you explain why?
It works for the poll sentence.
"Would" can disrupt the normal rules of the conditionals where it refers to obstinate refusal.
"If you would lend me the money, I wouldn't have to walk home"
similarly "would have lent" and "wouldn't have had to".
"Would" is also related to obstinacy in sentences like "I wish you wouldnt do that"
but can also refer to annoyance with one's own habits. I heard a little boy with a bloody knee say, "I wish I wouldn't run", which sounded OK to me
Cosequently, poll sentence is OK