Whether you’re an English learner or simply need to see some examples with the word “would”, you will find this post very useful and entertaining as it contains examples only from popular Fantasy and Sci-Fi books! Examples of Sentences with “Would” from Popular Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books

To make it easier for you, I’ve highlighted the term “would”, and should you come across an example that stirs your curiosity to read more, fear not. Each example with “would” is followed by the name of the author and the book. So let’s dive in!

Sentences with “Would” – Part I

You have to help them, Oscar. No son of mine would turn his back on so many people in need, no matter what they’d done to him.
~ Myke Cole – [Shadow Ops 02] – Fortress Frontier

He pushed the packet of biscuits among the rest, and mumbled, “Would you like a hand with the tea?”
~ Kate Griffin – [Magicals Anonymous 01] – Stray Souls

But Sanni was one jump ahead of him all the way. Greg had told him what was going on that morning. Fiore thought that a laser fence and extra security guards would suffice.
~ Charles Stross – Glasshouse

If the wizard had answered that they were on the moon, Logen would not have been surprised.
~ Joe Abercrombie – The Collected Joe Abercrombie

Five human forms suddenly appear rising from the dunes, their chameleon polymer fading as they rise above dust cloud. On a normal world they would be flying by EM repulsors; on Hyperion they wear the bulkier reaction paks.
~ Dan Simmons – Hyperion Cantos Complete

She didn’t hold Parks’ hand out of some abstract need for human contact. She held it to see what, if anything, his touch would do to her.
~ M. R. Carey – The Girl With All The Gifts

Brenda Woburn would not be charged in such an obviously justified act of self-defense. But Lionel abhorred loose ends even in open-and-shut cases certain never to be brought before a judge.
~ Dean R. Koontz – What the Night Knows

The life of Ethan Ring, passed into nothing, gone, forgotten, but still that barefoot girl would be cuddling her rabbit, that boy whistling down the wind with his hands in his pockets.
~ Ian McDonald – Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone

Sentences with “Would” – Part II

Plug seized his arm and hauled him back as easily as he would a child.
~ Myke Cole – [Shadow Ops 02] – Fortress Frontier

“I’d think that music that moves a man to drink would be more welcome here.”
~ Michael Flynn – [Spiral Arm 01] – The January Dancer

She catches on quick. Harper knew she would.
~ Lauren Beukes – The Shining Girls

The FORCE military farcaster portal was not visible from our vantage point; even in space, I imagine it would look like nothing more than a rectangular aberration in the starfield.
~ Dan Simmons – Hyperion Cantos Complete

An assassin who had killed three men in such silence was a skilled professional who would be long gone. Or he could be one of the men in the camp, disguised and unidentifiable.
~ Duncan M. Hamilton – The Tattered Banner

Power was addictive. And so close to the source, it would be worse. The temptation, the blissful satisfaction.
~ Adam Christopher – Hang Wire

Would Stephanie or your folks have forwarded the pictures to anyone else?”
~ Dean R. Koontz – What the Night Knows

Would Rake have willingly freed a mad Draconus? Has he ever shown a thoughtless side to his decisions?
~ Steven Erikson – The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen

‘Good Lord,’ he stammered, peering reluctantly into the valise. ‘Wouldwould sir and madam mind waiting for a moment, while I fetch the proprietor?’
~ Alan K. Baker – The Martian Ambassador

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Sentences with “Would” – Part III

Warriors were running back to their yurts to ready themselves for war, although none knew the enemy’s face, and there was no trail to track. Would-be war leaders shouted and bellowed, beating on their own chests or waving weapons in the air.
~ Steven Erikson – The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen

By the way, the walls around us are mostly hollow, but not unoccupied. Would you be so kind as to deliver these plates of meat to my pups?
~ Steven Erikson – The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen

“You’re talking to the man who burned his wife’s portrait, simply so I wouldn’t have to look at what I couldn’t see. At times like these, one says and does things that . . . never mind, Ronica. And I did, truly, mean anything. I’m your friend, and I’ll see what I can do to help you.”
~ Robin Hobb – Liveship Traders 1 – Ship of Magic

In fact, Merin Aspic, I wouldn’t want to see you again even if they paid me.
~ Dan Simmons – Hyperion Cantos Complete

But they won’t withstand being thrown against rocks, so I wouldn’t do that again, if I were you.
~ Robin Hobb – Liveship Traders 1 – Ship of Magic

Without LeMarque, and without his followers, we wouldn’t exist at all.
~ Madeline Ashby – [Machine Dynasty 01] – vN

If she hadn’t run up on stage to fight Portia, if she hadn’t eaten her and then let her take over in the trailer and the garbage dump, if she hadn’t been weak, these vN wouldn’t be imprisoned.
~ Madeline Ashby – [Machine Dynasty 01] – vN

Sentences with “Would” – Part IV

Of course, it would have been better if they’d met no-one on the way. It’s easy to forget just how nasty they are…
~ Steven Erikson – The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen

A year ago Duiker would have been galvanized with curiosity and excitement at such comments, and would have relentlessly interrogated the warlock without surcease. Now, Sormo’s words were a dull echo lost in the vast cavern of the historian’s exhaustion.
~ Steven Erikson – The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen

Instead of leaning back in what would have been a hopeless effort to avoid the lancehead flashing at his chest, he drove both heels into his horse, twisting to let the lance slip past. His mount rammed the other horse, chest to flank. With a startled yelp the woman lost her balance and fell heavily to the ground.
~ Steven Erikson – The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen

Had Oschous Dee not triggered the trap, it would have been Jacques caught in the pincer.
~ Michael Flynn – [Spiral Arm 03] – In the Lion’s Mouth

And that would have been the end of the matter, except for the fact that some moonturns later, a Centaur Wildmage named Kardus received a Task—
~ Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory – Obsidian 02 – To Light A Candle

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