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    • Join Date: May 2007
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    #1

    Cool will

    Hi,

    Is the verb 'will' considered as a modal verb?


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #2

    Re: will

    It certainly is.

    For example:

    I will help you (willingness).

    Will you help me? (requesting).

    However, I'm not a qualified teacher.

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    • Join Date: Sep 2006
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    #3

    Re: will

    I think "Will" is both a modal verb and an active verb, depending on the context.


    I will open the door - auxiliary
    I am willing to open the door - active
    She won't see me - Can be both:
    a. She is not there so she won't see him, or
    b. She doesn't want to see him.

    I am not a teacher, by the way.


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #4

    Re: will

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraken View Post
    I think "Will" is both a modal verb and an active verb, depending on the context.


    I will open the door - auxiliary
    I am willing to open the door - active
    She won't see me - Can be both:
    a. She is not there so she won't see him, or
    b. She doesn't want to see him.

    I am not a teacher, by the way.
    I am willing to open the door - active

    I think in this case "willing" is an adjective. Please excuse me if I'm incorrect.

  2. Kraken's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2006
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    #5

    Re: will

    Please!
    It's me who is more likely to be wrong, mate.
    I'm not even English speaker.

    Thank you for your kindness.

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