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    will marry

    I just read this comment on facebook:

    "I'm just finding it hilarious that Clinton is attacking trump for being a pig while she's married to Bill Clinton. Now that's hilarious! 🐷 She doesn't want a pig for president but she will marry one???"

    Why did the writer use the will-future in the last sentence? Sounds strange to me because the event (their wedding) is not in the future but it took place decades ago.

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    Re: will marry

    Here 'will' does not express futurity. It has the idea of 'is willing/prepared to'. The present-tense idea of this suggests that this willingness is a permanent feature of her character.

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