I would (do something)

When you're giving your opinion but don't want to say it too strongly (because you're being polite or because you don't feel strongly about it), you can say "I would ___". Examples of this are:

I would say that one's probably a little better than this one.

I would go with the higher-priced model.

You often use "I would ___" when you're giving someone else advice, and you're not the person making the final decision. For example, if your friend asks you for advice, you can answer with "I would ___".

This phrase appears in these lessons: