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    • Join Date: Dec 2005
    • Posts: 417
    #1

    won't

    Your vaccum cleaner doesn't work and you take it to the repairman's. You say it won't start. Won't here shows refusal. Does it mean "future"? Does it have a future meaning?
    Thanks


    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 2,886
    #2

    Re: won't

    No, it does not refer to the future. It is not a future auxiliary in this context. Rather, it conveys a habitual predictive sense.

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