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Would is used with the infinitive of verbs, without to :
Historically, would is the past tense of will .
Often contracted to 'd.
indicating in action or state that is conditional on another
indicating a possible (but not definite) future action or state
indicating an action in the past that was planned or intended
indicating an action in the past that happened repeatedly or commonly
used to express a polite request
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