- Nov 13, 2002
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RonBee said:I don't really think there is a past tense of will, but if there was it would be would.
cutecanute said:City is correct to point out the use of "would" for past habits. There "would" is similar to "used to".
He would always go on about his trip to Ulan Bataar.
(He was an irritant)
He will go on about his new porsche.
(He is an irritant)
We would always go to the mountains in summer when we were young.
We would go to the mountains in summer when we were young. (Habit-often a nostalgic statement)
We will go to the top of the mountain, set up camp, turn off the mobiles and just chill out.
(again, often with some kind of future reflection-prejection feeling)