英 [wʊd; wəd]
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- would: [OE] Would goes back to wold-, the Old English past tense of will. Its vowel is inherited from the Indo-European variant *wol- (as in German wollen ‘will, want’), rather than the *wel- that produced the English present form will. Its use as an auxiliary to form the conditional dates back to the Old English period.
- Old English wolde, past tense and past subjunctive of willan "to will" (see will (v.)). Would-be (adj.) "wishing to be, vainly pretending" is first recorded c. 1300.
- 1. When life gets hard and you want to give up, remember that life is full of ups and downs, and without the downs, the ups would mean nothing.
- 2. I would prefer him to be with us next season.
- 3. I would imagine she's quite lonely living on her own.
- 4. Few would argue that this team has experience and proven ability.
- 5. More people would be attracted to cycling if conditions were right.
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