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    will followed by will

    Hi

    I wonder if my examples are OK

    I think he will will her wife everything he possesses.
    He said he would will her wife everything he possesses.

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    Re: will followed by will

    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    Hi

    I wonder if my examples are OK

    I think he will will her wife everything he possesses.
    He said he would will her wife everything he possesses.
    Yes. Both are correct. If "will will" makes you spotty, say "is going to will".

    But these things happen: "I had had" and, my favourite, the perfectly invertible "would that it were".

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    Smile Re: will followed by will

    I hope that the second gesture of good will will be met with a similar gesture of good will.

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    Re: will followed by will

    I think he will will her wife everything he possesses.
    He said he would will her wife everything he possesses.



    I think, but am not certain, that you will want to change 'her' to 'his'.

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    Re: will followed by will

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    I think, but am not certain, that you will want to change 'her' to 'his'.
    The marriage laws, they are a-changin'?

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    Re: will followed by will

    Shakespeare wrote a few sonnets punning on “will”.
    Here, Will means William, as well as both the male* (willy) and female** genitals,
    as well as the usual meanings. Though it’s not always clear what will he means.
    See the link for more commentary

    CXXXV

    Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will,
    And Will to boot, and Will in over-plus;
    More than enough am I that vexed thee still,
    To thy sweet will making addition thus.
    Wilt thou, whose will** is large and spacious,
    Not once vouchsafe to hide my will* in thine?
    Shall will in others seem right gracious,
    And in my will no fair acceptance shine?
    The sea, all water, yet receives rain still,
    And in abundance addeth to his store;
    So thou, being rich in Will, add to thy Will
    One will of mine, to make thy large will more.
    Let no unkind, no fair beseechers kill;
    Think all but one, and me in that one Will.



    Shakespeare's Sonnets. The amazing web site. Commentary. Sonnet 135.

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