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Joe Kim
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:05:41 AM

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A: I don't know if I said this, but thank you for stepping up.
B: of course, i would. Why wouldn't I?

Here B is saying "I would". Why would is used and what does B mean?
Helenej
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:33:26 AM

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Let me make a guess.

'Would' can refer to willingness in past time contexts. The person might mean, "Of, course. I have always felt like stepping up. Why should I feel different?"
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:45:07 PM

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Helenej wrote:
Let me make a guess.

'Would' can refer to willingness in past time contexts. The person might mean, "Of, course. I have always felt like stepping up. Why should I feel different?"


Agree. The speaker is saying "Of course I would, under the same circumstances." This refers to the speaker's time-established course of conduct.
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