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What is the difference between Would and Could?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Jan 19, 2020

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Carice Snow

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Carice Snow, Motivator, MA, California

Answered Aug 30, 2019

The word would is a verb and is used to express something that will transpire in the future, such as, “I told you I would go to the store on my way home.” This is a statement made in the past about an intention to do something in the future. Would is also a conditional verb in that I would do something if something happened, like “I would make the bed if I weren’t going to use it another time tonight.” ...Read More
 

G. Roland

G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered Aug 08, 2019

Would and could are both popularly used English words. Would is the past tense of ‘will’, while could is the past tense of ‘can’. These words are used in sentence context as a past tense, and also as a present tense when making request. It can also be used in some other expressions too, which shall be discussed in this article. ‘Will’ in its own context can be used in referring to what will be done in the future (future tense), while ‘would’...Read More
 

D. gray

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D. gray, Builder, Builder, Las Vegas

Answered May 24, 2019

Would and Could are both past tense words of the English language. Would is the past tense of the world will and refers to the past tense of doing something. An example of using the word is the sentence "My grandmother and I would ride the bus to the store on Friday mornings". Could is the past tense of the word can and refers to a person's capability of doing something. ...Read More
 

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