<would> give me a hard-on

Discussion in 'English Only' started by VicNicSor, Dec 7, 2018 at 1:32 PM.

  1. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Russia
    Russian
    A man's saying that his his wife's friend became widowed and he came to her to comfort her, and they became lovers. Then it happened with another widow.
    — And then, another one. And, uh, another. And, uh, pretty soon, just going to a funeral would give me a hard-on.
    All of Me, film

    Does 'would' here sound to you like 'habitual actions in the past', or more like 'future in the past'?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    'Habitual actions in the past', obviously. And then, another one. And, uh, another. And...
     
  3. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Russia
    Russian

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