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    Prénoms français Guest

    Default won't OR don't (understood)

    I think I know the difference already.
    for example:
    1. I don't let the dogs out because I am afraid that they will bite any passers-by.
    2. I have gone out a lot recently. My parents won't let me out this time.

    Maybe, "won't" has a kind of future sense in it.

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    Default Re: won't OR don't (understood)

    Quote Originally Posted by Prénoms français View Post
    I think I know the difference already.
    for example:
    1. I don't let the dogs out because I am afraid that they will bite any passers-by.
    2. I have gone out a lot recently. My parents won't let me out this time.

    Maybe, "won't" has a kind of future sense in it.
    It does. "Won't" means "will not".
    "I will not do it (I won't do it)" is the negation of "I will do it".

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