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    Usage of want vs. wont REDUX

    My question is in reference to this closed (and 6 years old) thread:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...-want-and-wont

    The explanation given was that you use wont in a sentence in place of "as one likes to do" or "is used to doing". There was still a little confusion after that explanation, so the teachers went further in explaining it. I think I may have a simpler and possibly more effective word to use in addition to (or even in place of?) the initial explanation above:

    You use wont in a sentence in place of "as one is inclined to do".

    This is, to me, more effective in explaining the usage. So the question is: will using the word inclined in the explanation still be technically acceptable?

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    Re: Usage of want vs. wont REDUX

    Yes. "Inclined" is a perfectly good addition to the explanations, as is "tends".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Usage of want vs. wont REDUX

    Quote Originally Posted by Defact0x View Post
    My question is in reference to this closed (and 6 years old) thread
    Threads that have no responses for some months are closed automatically. In future, if you want a thread opening, let us know, though, unfortunately, you can only send private messages when you have posted ten times. I'm afraid that both these measures are necessary to stem the flow of spam and advertising.

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