use of would

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When past tense express future time

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use of will and would We use will: to talk about the future – to say what we believe will happento talk about what people want to do or are willing to doto make promises and offers would is the past tense form of will. Because it is a past tense it is used: to talk about the past.to talk about hypotheses – things that are imagined rather than true.for politeness. Beliefs We use will to say what we believe will happen in the future: We'll be late. We will have to take the train. We use would as the past tense of will: to say what we believed would happen: I thought I would be late …… so I would have to take the train. Offers and promises We use I will or We will to make offers and promises: I’ll give you a lift home after the party. We will come and see you next week. Willingness to talk about what people want to do or are willing to do: We’ll see you tomorrow. Perhaps dad will lend me the car. We use would as the past tense of will: to talk about what people wanted to

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