When sombody tells us about their abilities, I know we can suggest them about the jobs. For example this sentence:
1.You would be a great artist.
I know it's a suggestion, but I want to know what exactly does would mean here? What fuction does the would have? I myself think that it suggests an unreal fact conveying "you could have been an artist till now." or "You could be an artist, but you are not." is it correct?
What about this sentence?
2. I wouldn't recommend becoming a teacher.
Isn't it originally conditional being "If you asked me, I wouldn't recommend becoming a teacher." ?