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EXERCISES for CHAPTER 8. CONJUGATIONS WITH THE AUXILIARY WOULD

1. Rewrite the following affirmative statements as questions, negative statements, negative questions without contractions, negative questions with contractions, and affirmative statements followed by negative tag questions. For example:
      He would like to help us.
      Would he like to help us?
      He would not like to help us.
      Would he not like to help us?
      Wouldn't he like to help us?
      He would like to help us, wouldn't he?

1. She would find it easy.
2. They would be on time.
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2. Complete the following sentences, using the indicated verbs in the Simple conjugation with the auxiliary would. For example:
      I __________ some coffee. (to like)
      I would like some coffee.

      _____ he _______ us? (to believe)
      Would he believe us?

      They _____ not ____ the interruption. (to mind)
      They would not mind the interruption.

      _____ you not ______ to stay at home? (to prefer)
      Would you not prefer to stay at home?

1. We ____________ our best. (to try)
2. _______ you not __________ your glasses? (to need)
3. I ________________ everything carefully. (to plan)
4. _______ they _____________ us? (to remember)
5. _______ he not ________ willing to help them? (to be)
6. _______ she not ________ a good job? (to do)
7. We _______ not __________ much luggage. (to bring)
8. _______ they _____________ their decision? (to reconsider)
9. You _______________ a great deal. (to learn)
10. _______ he not ____________ the tickets ahead of time? (to purchase)
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3. Complete the following polite requests and suggestions, using the indicated verbs in the Simple conjugation with the auxiliary would. For example:
      _____ you ____ some help? (to like)
      Would you like some help?

      _____ you please ____ me the way to the post office? (to tell)
      Would you please tell me the way to the post office?

1. _________ you _________ for some coffee? (to care)
2. ________ you not _________ to visit the library? (to prefer)
3. I think it ______________ wise to let them know. (to be)
4. _________ you please __________ here? (to wait)
5. I _________ not _____________ that excursion. (to recommend)
6. _________ you ___________ the door open? (to hold)
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4. Rewrite the following affirmative statements as questions, negative statements, negative questions without contractions, negative questions with contractions, and affirmative statements followed by negative tag questions. For example:
      She would be arriving by bus.
      Would she be arriving by bus?
      She would not be arriving by bus.
      Would she not be arriving by bus?
      Wouldn't she be arriving by bus?
      She would be arriving by bus, wouldn't she?

1. You would be coming with us.
2. He would be setting an example.
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5. Complete the following sentences, using the indicated verbs in the Continuous conjugation with the auxiliary would. For example:
      I ________________ for good weather. (to wish)
      I would be wishing for good weather.

      _____ you ___________ them? (to visit)
      Would you be visiting them?

      He _____ not ____________ to come. (to expect)
      He would not be expecting to come.

      ______ they not ____ their car? (to drive)
      Would they not be driving their car?

1. I _______ not _____________ overtime. (to work)
2. _______ she not ______________ to stay? (to intend)
3. He _________________ for us to call. (to wait)
4. _______ they ___________ warm clothes? (to wear)
5. You ____________________ twenty dollars on books. (to spend)
6. _______ we _____________ early? (to arrive)
7. _______ I not _____________ the guests? (to receive)
8. They _______ not ____________ him for a long time. (to see)
9. _______ he not _____________ what to do? (to wonder)
10. She _______ not _____________ her bicycle. (to ride)
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6. Rewrite the following affirmative statements as questions, negative statements, negative questions without contractions, negative questions with contractions, and affirmative statements followed by negative tag questions. For example:
      It would have been a disaster.
      Would it have been a disaster?
      It would not have been a disaster.
      Would it not have been a disaster?
      Wouldn't it have been a disaster?
      It would have been a disaster, wouldn't it?

1. We would have told you.
2. They would have won.
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7. Complete the following sentences, using the indicated verbs in the Perfect conjugation with the auxiliary would. For example:
      They ________________ this interesting. (to find)
      They would have found this interesting.

      _____ she __________ without us? (to come)
      Would she have come without us?

      He _____ not _________ the map. (to lose)
      He would not have lost the map.

      _____ we not ________ him the news? (to tell)
      Would we not have told him the news?

1. I _____________________ everything. (to arrange)
2. She _______ not ______________ to come. (to forget)
3. _______ they not ______________ what to do? (to know)
4. _______ he _______________ this route? (to choose)
5. We _______________________ them make a contribution. (to let)
6. _______ you not _________________ it was missing? (to notice)
7. He ______ not _______________ it to your old address. (to send)
8. ______ you ________________ it? (to mention)
9. I ____________________ able to find you. (to be)
10. _______ they not _______________ us? (to join)
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8. Rewrite the following sentences so that they refer to the past, by changing the verbs from the Simple conjugation to the Perfect conjugation. For example:
      I would like to come.
      I would have liked to come.

      Would he appreciate it?
      Would he have appreciated it?

      They would not mind.
      They would not have minded.

      Would she not remember us?
      Would she not have remembered us?

1. They would mail us their address.
2. Would you recognize him?
3. He would not order pizza.
4. Would I not need your help?
5. She would prefer to play the violin.
6. Would they not provide clear instructions?
7. It would not be a good idea.
8. Would you feel left out?
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9. Rewrite the following sentences so that they refer to the present, by changing the verbs from the Perfect conjugation to the Simple conjugation. For example:
      It would have been preferable.
      It would be preferable.

      Would we have succeeded?
      Would we succeed?

      They would not have understood.
      They would not understand.

      Would you not have preferred to go?
      Would you not prefer to go?

1. Would she have drunk the lemonade?
2. You would not have wanted to be late.
3. We would have begun at once.
4. I would not have stayed up all night.
5. Would he not have eaten the ice cream?
6. Would they have made the dessert?
7. She would have known what to do.
8. Would you not have recommended it?
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10. Rewrite the following affirmative statements as questions, negative statements, negative questions without contractions, negative questions with contractions, and affirmative statements followed by negative tag questions. For example:
      I would have been playing in the orchestra.
      Would I have been playing in the orchestra?
      I would not have been playing in the orchestra.
      Would I not have been playing in the orchestra?
      Wouldn't I have been playing in the orchestra?
      I would have been playing in the orchestra, wouldn't I?

1. He would have been listening to the radio.
2. She would have been watering the lawn.
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11. Complete the following sentences, using the indicated verbs in the Perfect Continuous conjugation with the auxiliary would. For example:
      He ____________________ to see us. (to hope)
      He would have been hoping to see us.

      _____ you __________________ to come? (to plan)
      Would you have been planning to come?

      We _____ not _________________ rubber boots. (to wear)
      We would not have been wearing rubber boots.

      _____ she not ___________________ this? (to expect)
      Would she not have been expecting this?

1. I _______________________ to catch the bus. (to hurry)
2. _______ you __________________ with us? (to stay)
3. He _______ not ___________________ by train. (to travel)
4. _______ we not ____________________ you here? (to meet)
5. They ______________________ to Halifax. (to come)
6. _______ we __________________ a report? (to make)
7. _______ she not ___________________ the parcels? (to open)
8. We _______ not ___________________ to the radio. (to listen)
9. You _______________________ for a long time. (to wait)
10. _______ they _____________________ the operation? (to run)
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12. Put each of the following sentences into the past, by changing the verb from the Continuous conjugation to the Perfect Continuous conjugation. For example:
      I would be enjoying it.
      I would have been enjoying it.

      Would she be preparing for the trip?
      Would she have been preparing for the trip?

      We would not be entertaining such suspicions.
      We would not have been entertaining such suspicions.

      Would he not be organizing the evidence?
      Would he not have been organizing the evidence?

1. I would be investigating the report.
2. Would he be following the shoreline?
3. You would not be listening to rumors.
4. It would be growing colder.
5. They would not be exceeding the speed limit.
6. Would she not be weeding the garden?
7. Would we be receiving the messages?
8. They would be reporting to us.
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13. For each of the following sentences, change the verb in the main clause from the Simple Present to the Simple Past; and change the verb in the subordinate clause from the Simple Future to the future in the past. If necessary, alter the adverb or adverb phrase referring to time. For example:
      He thinks it will snow tomorrow.
      He thought it would snow the next day.

      We believe she will succeed.
      We believed she would succeed.

      I think she will come next week.
      I thought she would come the next week.

1. I promise I will help you.
2. She says the letter will arrive tomorrow.
3. The boys are certain that their plane will fly.
4. We expect the weather will improve.
5. He maintains that he will win next year.
6. We feel that the plan will not work.
7. You know I will return next week.
8. They tell us that the harvest will be good.
9. He hopes the circus will come tomorrow.
10. I am sure they will be welcome.
11. We think the fruit will be ripe next month.
12. They say they will follow us.
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ANSWERS for CHAPTER 8. CONJUGATIONS WITH THE AUXILIARY WOULD

Answers to Exercise 1:
1. Would she find it easy? She would not find it easy. Would she not find it easy? Wouldn't she find it easy? She would find it easy, wouldn't she?
2. Would they be on time? They would not be on time. Would they not be on time? Wouldn't they be on time? They would be on time, wouldn't they?

Answers to Exercise 2:
1. would try 2. Would, need 3. would plan 4. Would, remember 5. Would, be 6. Would, do 7. would, bring 8. Would, reconsider 9. would learn 10. Would, purchase

Answers to Exercise 3:
1. Would, care 2. Would, prefer 3. would be 4. Would, wait 5. would, recommend 6. Would, hold

Answers to Exercise 4:
1. Would you be coming with us? You would not be coming with us. Would you not be coming with us? Wouldn't you be coming with us? You would be coming with us, wouldn't you?
2. Would he be setting an example? He would not be setting an example. Would he not be setting an example? Wouldn't he be setting an example? He would be setting an example, wouldn't he?

Answers to Exercise 5:
1. would, be working 2. Would, be intending 3. would be waiting 4. Would, be wearing 5. would be spending 6. Would, be arriving 7. Would, be receiving 8. would, be seeing 9. Would, be wondering 10. would, be riding

Answers to Exercise 6:
1. Would we have told you? We would not have told you. Would we not have told you? Wouldn't we have told you? We would have told you, wouldn't we?
2. Would they have won? They would not have won. Would they not have won? Wouldn't they have won? They would have won, wouldn't they?

Answers to Exercise 7:
1. would have arranged 2. would, have forgotten 3. Would, have known 4. Would, have chosen 5. would have let 6. Would, have noticed 7. would, have sent 8. Would, have mentioned 9. would have been 10. Would, have joined

Answers to Exercise 8:
1. They would have mailed us their address. 2. Would you have recognized him? 3. He would not have ordered pizza. 4. Would I not have needed your help? 5. She would have preferred to play the violin. 6. Would they not have provided clear instructions? 7. It would not have been a good idea. 8. Would you have felt left out?

Answers to Exercise 9:
1. Would she drink the lemonade? 2. You would not want to be late. 3. We would begin at once. 4. I would not stay up all night. 5. Would he not eat the ice cream? 6. Would they make the dessert? 7. She would know what to do. 8. Would you not recommend it?

Answers to Exercise 10:
1. Would he have been listening to the radio? He would not have been listening to the radio. Would he not have been listening to the radio? Wouldn't he have been listening to the radio? He would have been listening to the radio, wouldn't he?
2. Would she have been watering the lawn? She would not have been watering the lawn. Would she not have been watering the lawn? Wouldn't she have been watering the lawn? She would have been watering the lawn, wouldn't she?

Answers to Exercise 11:
1. would have been hurrying 2. Would, have been staying 3. would, have been traveling 4. Would, have been meeting 5. would have been coming 6. Would, have been making 7. Would, have been opening 8. would, have been listening 9. would have been waiting 10. Would, have been running

Answers to Exercise 12:
1. I would have been investigating the report. 2. Would he have been following the shoreline? 3. You would not have been listening to rumors. 4. It would have been growing colder. 5. They would not have been exceeding the speed limit. 6. Would she not have been weeding the garden? 7. Would we have been receiving the messages? 8. They would have been reporting to us.

Answers to Exercise 13:
1. I promised I would help you. 2. She said the letter would arrive the next day. 3. The boys were certain that their plane would fly. 4. We expected the weather would improve. 5. He maintained that he would win the next year. 6. We felt that the plan would not work. 7. You knew I would return the next week. 8. They told us that the harvest would be good. 9. He hoped the circus would come the next day. 10. I was sure they would be welcome. 11. We thought the fruit would be ripe the next month. 12. They said they would follow us.

 

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