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    #1

    much will

    I don't see much will on you.

    I don't see much will in your eyes.

    Are these sentences good English, please?
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    #2

    Re: much will

    I don't see much will on you.
    Does not make sense.



    I don't see much will in your eyes.

    Do you mean . . .

    I don't see much enthusiasm in your eyes.
    I don't see much willingness in your eyes.

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    #3

    Re: much will

    I don't see much will IN you (in your soul).


    Is it completely impossible or really bad English? it's a figure of speech.

    thanks.

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    #4

    Re: much will

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    I don't see much will IN you (in your soul).


    Is it completely impossible or really bad English? it's a figure of speech.

    thanks.

    I'm not a teacher, but I would say this: It's not impossible or ungrammatical English, but it is a little awkward and somewhat difficult to parse. The phrase would mean that the speaker sees little sign that their listener has a will, or desire. I would suggest that there might be other ways to convey this thought that would be a little clearer and more directly comprehensible.

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