The modal verb would is used to express a future intention, plan or prediction. It is often used in conditional sentences, to refer to a hypothetical situation. For example: I would love to go on holiday next year.
How To Use Would In Future Tense
The modal verb would can be used to express certainty about what will happen in the future. For example, “I would think he would be home by now” means “I am certain he will be home by now.” It can also be used to make polite requests or suggestions. For example, “Would you like to come over for dinner?” or “Would you mind opening the window?”
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- To use would in future tense, you first need to conjugate it into the correct form. for example, if you want to say “i would go,” you would conjugate “would” into “i would.”
below -The speaker is unsure of an outcome and uses ‘would’ to express a hypothetical possibility -The speaker is confident in an outcome and uses ‘will’ to express a future certainty
Frequently Asked Questions
Would Is Past Tense Or Future Tense?
The simple answer to this question is that “would” can be both past tense and future tense, depending on the context in which it is used.
Would Vs Would For Future?
The verb would is often used to talk about the future, for example: I would like a coffee, please. I would love to go on holiday next year. However, would can also be used to talk about things that are not possible or likely to happen, for example: If I won the lottery, I would buy a new car. (This is not likely to happen)
Can You Use Would As Past Tense?
Yes, in most cases you can use would as the past tense of will. For example: I said I would call her later.
would can be used to talk about what you think is going to happen in the future. It is often used with the word “think” or “hope.”