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    linked pages won't display me

    "The linked page won't display for me, so I can't read the context."

    Why did the original poster use will future but not present simple?

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...ismissive-edge

    P.S: The permission has been taken from the poster for using his sentences.

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    Re: linked pages won't display me

    "Won't" isn't the future. It's the contraction for "will not" and here it's used with the definition "to refuse to".

    The linked page won't display = The linked page refuses to display = The linked page is not showing up = The linked page does not show up.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: linked pages won't display me

    And, of course, the present simple and a number of other forms would also work.

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    Re: linked pages won't display me

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    "The linked page won't display for me, so I can't read the context."

    Why did the original poster use will future but not present simple?

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...ismissive-edge
    I used the future form (which wasn't expressing future tense) because I had tried opening the linked page several times. Won't expresses refusal as opposed to failure; no matter how many times I clicked the link, the text refused to display.
    I am not a teacher.

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