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    Default the car wouldn't start vs the car didn't start

    1. Yesterday morning, the car wouldn't start.
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    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?


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    Default 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.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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