English Grammar


... Bob and his mother would sleep in churches...

While his father was making deliveries, Bob and his mother would sleep in churches...

Hello,
I don't know why using "would sleep" in place of "slept".
Could anybody tell me ?
Thank you

1 comments

  • Hello Sabine,
    The auxiliary verb "would" can be use to express an action that was a habit in the past.
    For instance : Years ago, we would take the train every morning.
    Nice day to you.

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