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    the door wont open/is not opening

    Hi,

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../will_1?q=will

    Will: used for stating what is true or possible in a particular case: The door won't open!

    Let us say that I have been trying to open the door but I cannot do it. I'd like to ask if it is OK to say 'The door is not opening!' instead.

    Thanks.

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    Re: the door wont open/is not opening

    You can say that if you wish. The use of won't gives the suggestion that the door is refusing to open, something we may well feel in such an annoying situation.

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    Re: the door wont open/is not opening

    The door won't open.
    I can't get the door open.
    The door's stuck.
    The door's stuck shut.
    The door isn't opening.

    All of the above describe roughly the same situation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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