Would Definition

Used to express desire or intent.
She said she would meet us at the corner.
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Used to express a wish.
Would that we had gone with you!
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Used after a statement of desire, request, or advice.
I wish you would stay.
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Used to make a polite request.
Would you go with me?
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Used in the main clause of a conditional statement to express a possibility or likelihood.
If I had enough money, I would buy a car. We would have gone to the beach, had the weather been good.
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