the car wouldn't start vs the car didn't start
1. Yesterday morning, the car wouldn't start.
2. Yesterday morning, the car didn't start.
Is there any difference in meaning between #1 and #2?
I really don't understand about the usage of would here. Can you explain about the use of would in this case?
Re: the car wouldn't start vs the car didn't start
There is no difference in meaning. The usage of "wouldn't" gives the car almost human properties - it equates to "the car refused to start"! Of course, cars are inanimate but we frequently talk about them as if they were alive.