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    If you'll recall

    If you値l recall, God gave Abraham a son when he was very, very old.

    What does "If you値l recall" mean?

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    Re: If you'll recall

    - not a teacher -

    "if you'll remember"
    to recall = to bring back to mind ≈ to remember

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    Re: If you'll recall

    Normally we don't use "will" in conditional claues.
    For example, we say "if it rains tomorrow, we'll ..." not "if it will rain tomorrow, we'll ..."
    Why use "will" in "if you'll recall"?

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    Re: If you'll recall

    It is fine to use 'will', with the idea of volition, in -if clauses.

    If you will (are willing to) drive me to the station, I'll be able to catch the early train.

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    Re: If you'll recall

    Dear fivejedjon, do you mean If you'll recall = If you are willing to recall?

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    Re: If you'll recall

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Dear fivejedjon, do you mean If you'll recall = If you are willing to recall?
    It could mean that. 'If you will/would' can also be used for polite requests.

    In your original sentence, it means something along the lines of, "I am gently reminding you of the fact that you don't need reminding of".

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