Ashlie thinks she has solved the mystery, but Stephen thinks otherwise. Who is the murderer?

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The murderer would obviously know each and every one of you by heart:- what would (would)here mean?
Could you explain the tense please

Hello fidaasiddig
Here, 'would' is used to speak about a hypothetical or imaginary situation. By using 'would', Ashlie shows that she doesn't know the mind of the murderer, but that she is guessing what he or she thinks.
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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello and thanks a million
What time tense have been used in this sentence( the murderer would obviously know ..), I looked it out and found that would +infinitive used in hypothesis about the future whereas we arexpect not talking about the future in this sentence

From my view a murderer always try not leave anything behind him. Especially they dont leave big stuff behind because it is easy to notice these. So we have to be more careful than murderer. This reason can force to us focus on small stuffs.

I would look clues carefully as possible as and every goods around the murder can be a clue which is related to murderer. So I would examine everything what I see or find such as weapon, footprints and guns.

Do we say 'is this not your button' or 'isn't this your button'?

Hello alaa shaheen,

Both of these are grammatically correct. However, the first sounds very formal and rather old fashioned; the second is the normal way we would express this in modern English.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I knew it.

Thank you

I would look for a thing which we can find the DNA of the murder or victim or suspicious, like fingerprint,blood,strand or murder weapon, bullet etc. I think Stephan will solve the mystery.

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