tara85
 
Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2018 09:00 am
Hi
What grammatical function does 'would' have?
"If a person is very thrifty with money, would you describe him or her as economical or stingy?"
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2019 04:58 pm
@tara85,
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What grammatical function does 'would' have?
"If a person is very thrifty with money, would you describe him or her as economical or stingy?"


It's functioning as an epistemic [level of certainty] modal verb of certainty with a meaning that is almost the same as 'will'.
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