- Would is used as the past tense of will--to talk about the future in the past.
Would is used to talk about repetetive/habitual, past actions.
Would is used in the second and third conditionals.
1) How is it functioning below (I've asked this elsewhere and received no consistent answer)?
Having found me to be an alcoholic, she did not like me and so spurned my offer. But I would attempt to warm up to her.
2) And what tense is 'would' here, as I was told this wasn't simple past (is this person being technical and saying it is not simple past, but rather a modal tense)?
3) And this below was a comment made regarding the tense/time frame of would. Is there any truth to this statement?