will or would and can or could

@markmoney (2868)
March 29, 2007 9:17am CST
Grammarian out there, i am just quite confused when to use 'will' and when to use 'would', same to 'can' and 'could'. Do you know the rules?
1 response
@gbolly54 (662)
• Nigeria
29 Mar 07
1. As ordinary tenses: present(can, will) and past(could, would). 2. To ask for permission or make a request: could, would 3. For politeness: could, would 4. To express futurity(2nd/3rd person): will 5. To express ability to do: can Hope I have helped a bit.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
Yes you did, not just a bit, u helped a lot. I already asked this question to several persons, but i got a clarification only now, through your answer. Thanks sir! :)