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  1. mas94010
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    won't there?

    1. How is "there" used in the following? Please explain how one can use it in such a way. Is this too informal for writing?
    "I expect there'll be crouds at the concert, won't there?"


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    Yes, I believe you can say "There will be a crowd/it will be crowded". It is not informal.

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  2. mas94010
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    "won't there?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Yes, I believe you can say "There will be a crowd/it will be crowded". It is not informal.

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    Can you explain the use of "won't there" at the end of the sentence? How is this justifiable?


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    Amy: Phoebe passed her exams last week.
    Joey: Cool! Won't there be a party before she goes on vacation?
    => I wonder if there will be a party.

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    Re: "won't there?"

    Quote Originally Posted by mas94010
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Yes, I believe you can say "There will be a crowd/it will be crowded". It is not informal.

    FRC
    Can you explain the use of "won't there" at the end of the sentence? How is this justifiable?
    ..., won't there (be a party)?

    There will be a party, won't there (be a party)? Modern (OK)
    There will be a party, will there not be (a party)? Very Traditional

    won't is the contracted form of will not,

    will not => willn't => won't

    The vowel "i" and the consonant "l" combine to form a new vowel "o". That is, will => wo

    The apostrophe (') replaces the vowel "o" of not.
    That is, not => n't

    Hope that helps.

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