Will and Would (The use which denotes an actual fact in the past (with the…
Will and Would
The use which denotes an actual fact in the past
When they express habitual or recurrent actions
She will(would) sit for hours under the old oak tree...
+implies willingness, personal interest on the part of the doer of the action
is found in the affirmative sentences, is followed by the simple infinitive
When they express refusal to perform an action
The doctor knows I won't be operated on
with lifeless things to show that a thing fails to perform its immediate function.
The door won't open.
with the first person to express will, intention, determination.
affirmative and negative sentences
We decided that we wouldn't interfere.
the present tense Will - refer an action to the future
The past tense Would - is used in reported speech, action in the future from a past moment.
expresses unreality in the present or serves as a milder or more polite form of will
interogative sentences with expressing willingness, consent
Will you dine with me tomorrow, Lewis?
In clauses of condition intrduced by if
If you would stand by me I should have another try.
is followed by the infinitive, the action refers to the future