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What is the use of would in the sentence below?

 
 
negi
 
Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2017 02:34 am
You had no advantage then and struggled like any other person would.
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centrox
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2017 03:24 am
Would here denotes usual or expected behaviour. He tried to save the drowning baby as any decent person would. He ate the food as a starving man would.

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2017 01:13 pm
@negi,
Or Neg you might say 'might'
centrox
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2017 01:40 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

Or Neg you might say 'might'

Yes, although would expresses stronger expectation than might. Like will and may.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2017 03:48 pm
@centrox,
Quote:
Like will and may
yea Cen, might be
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camlok
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 09:46 pm
@negi,
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You had no advantage then and struggled like any other person would.



You had no advantage then and struggled like any other person would if that person were put in the same situation.

You had no advantage then and struggled like any other person will do if that person is put in the same situation.

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