is would a preposition

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No, would is a verb used as :

1- A simple past tense and past participle of will.

    I would have gone.

2-Used to express the future in past sentences:

   He said he would visit me tomorrow.

3-Used in place of will, to make a statement or form a question less       direct or blunt:

   That would scarcely be fair. Would you be so kind?

4- used to express repeated or habitual action in the past:

    We would visit Grandma every morning up at the farm.

5- used to express an intention or inclination:

    Nutritionists would have us all eat whole grains.

6-Used to express a wish:

    Would he were here!

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