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    #1

    will not or will never

    Tell him that I will never speak to him again.

    or

    Tell him that I will not speak to him again.

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    #2

    Re: will not or will never

    Quote Originally Posted by fadysandy View Post
    Tell him that I will never speak to him again.

    or

    Tell him that I will not speak to him again.
    They are both correct. The second one is more emphatically final.

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    #3

    Re: will not or will never

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are both correct. The second one is more emphatically final.
    I agree with you but do you really think the second one is more emphatically final?
    He: Will you help him?
    I: Again? I've already helped him three times. I will not help him again.

    Probably I will help him again with something different.
    He: Will you help him?
    I: No, I will never help him again, because he is an ungrateful person.
    Never, under no circumstances will I ever help him again.

    To me never sounds harder.

    Cheers!

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    #4

    Re: will not or will never

    Hi Fady
    I would agree with the nuances in Nightmare's post
    Regards
    NT
    (NES, but not a teacher)

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    #5

    Re: will not or will never

    Quote Originally Posted by Neillythere View Post
    Hi Fady
    I would agree with the nuances in Nightmare's post
    Regards
    NT
    (NES, but not a teacher)
    Yes, so do I. I meant to say "the first one is more emphatically final".

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