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would/ˈwʊd, wəd, əd/verb
would
/ˈwʊd, wəd, əd/
verb
Learner's definition of WOULD  
[modal verb]
— used to indicate what someone said or thought about what was going to happen or be done
— used to talk about a possible situation that has not happened or that you are imagining
— used with have to talk about something that did not happen or was not done
— used to say what you think someone should do or to ask for someone's opinion about what to do
— used to say that you want to do or have something
— used to ask a polite question or to make a polite request, offer, invitation, etc.
— used to say that you are willing to do something
   b — used in negative statements to say that someone was not willing to do something
— used to express a wish
— used to express your opinion
10 — used to talk about something that always or often happened in the past
11 — used with so (that) to explain why something was done
12 — used to say what you think is probably true
13 — used to say that something is possible or likely
14 — used to express your displeasure with behavior that you think is typical of someone
15 old-fashioned + literary — used to say that you wish something was true, had happened, etc.— usually + that

how would I/we know

— used to say that you do not know the answer to a question and are surprised that you were asked it
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