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Tara2
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 1:12:23 PM

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Hello!
In the following sentence, can you please tell which usage of "would" here is used?
Is it like a conditional sentence or not?
It would be better to say (something).
georgieporgie
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 1:39:24 PM
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taaraa wrote:
Hello!
In the following sentence, can you please tell which usage of "would" here is used?
Is it like a conditional sentence or not?
It would be better to say (something).

From Google lookup:

1. past of will in various senses.
"he said he would be away for a couple of days"

2. (conditional mood) indicating the consequence of an imagined event or situation.
"he would lose his job if he were identified"
Tara2
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 2:36:26 PM

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Yes I know conditionals.
I want to know which usage of 'would' here is used
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:45:02 AM
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https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/would
10 SPOKEN used for advising someone to do something or for suggesting that they do it
I’d go carefully if I were you.
It would be wise to discuss this with your bank manager.
I am not an expert so definitely needs a second opinion to confirm the answer!
Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:44:35 AM
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taaraa wrote:
In the following sentence, can you please tell which usage of "would" here is used?
Is it like a conditional sentence or not?
It would be better to say (something).


See my reply in the "would" thread.
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