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    #1

    at will

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    He got so that he could open and shut his pores at will. (Stephen Leacock, “How to Live to be 200)

    at will = whenever he likes

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 11-Aug-2011 at 06:37.

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    Re: at will

    Yes
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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