The main function of would + infinitive is to talk about our repeated actions in the past, in other words, our past habits.
Remember that would + infinitive without to is only for past actions that don’t happen now.
We find would in these 3 forms:
Its structure, in the affirmative form, is:
Subject + would + infinitive ( without to ) + …
Its structure, in the negative form, is
Subject + wouldn’t/would not + infinitive + ( without to ) + …
Its structure, in the interrogative form, is:
Would + subject + infinitive + ( without to ) + …?
- My interns would work hard.
- My interns wouldn’t work hard.
- Would my interns work hard?
We use would + infinitive when we talk about things that happened in the past but don’t happen anymore.