Why would (someone) (do something)?

Use this kind of sentence to talk about something that someone does which is strange and hard to understand or accept:

A: He told me that you were talking crap about me.

B: What? That's not true! Why would he say that?

You can also talk about yourself, if someone makes a suggestion that you think is ridiculous:

A: You should quit your job.

B: Why would I do that? I love my job!

This phrase appears in these lessons: