Hayali olaylardan ve eylemlerden bahsederken would kullanırız. Yani gerçek olmayan bir şeyi düşünüyoruzdur. It would be nice to buy a new car, but we can’t afford it. I’d love to live by the sea. Geçmişteki hayali olayları ve durumları anlatırken would have done kullanırız. They helped us a lot. I don’t knowwhat we’d have done without their help. Karşılaştıracak olursak; I would phone Sue, but I haven’t got her number. (now) I would have phoned Sue, but I didn’t have her number. (past) Would’u if ile birlikte de kullanabiliriz. I would phone Sue if I had her number. I would have phoned Sue if I’d had her number. Will ile would’u karşılaştıracak olursak; I’ll stay a bit longer. I’ve got plenty of time. I’d stay a bit longer, but really have to go now. (so I can’t stay longer) Would bazen will’in past şekli olarak da kullanılabilir. I’ll phone you on Sunday. Tom said he’d phone me on Sunday. Somebody wouldn’t do something = he/she refused to do it I tried to warn him, but he wouldn’t listen to me. = beni dinlemiyor The car wouldn’t start. = araba çalışmıyor Geçmişte düzenli olarak tekrar eden olayları anlatmak için de would kullanabiliriz. Buradaki anlam used to ile benzerdir. Whenever Richard was angry, he would (=used to) walk out of the room.