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    Present usage of "will"?

    Hi all,

    I keep hearing "will" (or better, "won't") being used in present meaning, or so I think. Let me explain it with an example:

    (A man wakes up on a mountain and tries to walk to figure out where he is, but as soon as he tries, he falls down and says: )

    -My legs, they won't move!

    I searched for information about it on the site, but to no avail. Your helps will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Present usage of "will"?

    Below are the various uses of will. Check out the second one from the bottom.

    Used to indicate
    -simple futurity: They will appear later.
    -likelihood or certainty: You will regret this.
    -willingness: Will you help me with this package
    -requirement or command: You will report to me afterward.
    -intention: I will too if I feel like it.
    -customary or habitual action: People will talk.
    -capacity or ability: This metal will not crack under heavy pressure.
    -probability or expectation: That will be the messenger ringing.

    All the best.

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    Re: Present usage of "will"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Below are the various uses of will. Check out the second one from the bottom.

    Used to indicate
    -simple futurity: They will appear later.
    -likelihood or certainty: You will regret this.
    -willingness: Will you help me with this package
    -requirement or command: You will report to me afterward.
    -intention: I will too if I feel like it.
    -customary or habitual action: People will talk.
    -capacity or ability: This metal will not crack under heavy pressure.
    -probability or expectation: That will be the messenger ringing.

    All the best.
    Got it! Thank you so much sir

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    Re: Present usage of "will"?

    You're most welcome, Super Sonic.

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