Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal WOULD
There are some Auxiliary Modals in English we have to know when we study about sentence. However, in this occasion we will only study Modal “WOULD”. In this case we will study Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal WOULD so that we will be familiar to this auxiliary. (Also study : Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal MUST)
Before studying about the function and its examples, it is better we study the pattern or the form of sentence using Modal WOULD. As other auxiliary modals, the pattern of Modal WOULD is able to be shown as below:
( + ) Subject + Would + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement
- We would play football.
- They would study together.
- Jack would go to Makkah.
( – ) Subject + Would + not + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement
- We would not play football.
- They would not study together.
- Jack would not go to Makkah.
- She would not come here = She wouldn’t come here.
- Bambang would not attend the meeting = Bambang wouldn’t attend the meeting.
( ? ) Would + Subject + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement
- Would we play football?
- Would they study together?
- Would Jack go to Makkah?
Below is the explanation about Function and Example of Auxiliary Modal WOULD
The Function of Modal WOULD
There are some functions of Auxiliary Modal “WOULD” that is able to be studied, they are: (Also study other material in Indonesian version at : Fungsi dan Generic Structure Report Text)
1. As the past form of “will” in reported speech
- “I will handle it myself.” –> “He said he would handle it himself.”
- “I won’t be late.” –> “He said he wouldn’t be late.”
- “She’ll change her mind in the end.” –> “He said she’d change her mind in the end.”
2. To talk about an imagined situation
- “What would you do if you were a millionaire?”
- “I wish he’d take a break.”
- “I would have cleaned the house, but I was too tired.”
3. To make a polite request
- “Would you mind closing the window?”
- “Would you get me the paper, please?”
- “Would someone please answer the phone?”
4. To invite someone, or offer something, politely
- “Would you like a drink?”
- “We are going for a walk, would you like to join us?”
- “Would you like to meet her?”
5. To say that you want something or want to do something
- I would like = a polite way of saying, “I want.”
- I would hate = a polite way of saying, “I don’t want.”
- I would rather = a polite way of saying, “I prefer.”
- “I would like a cup of coffee, please.”
- “I would hate to miss this opportunity.”
- “We’d rather study with you.”
- “Would you like to come with us?”
- “I’d love to, but I can’t.”
That’s all the material of Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal WOULD we can share for this occasion. We hope the material about Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal WOULD above can improve our understanding about English, especially about auxiliary modal WOULD. (Also read other article at : Big Responsibility of Father)