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gpfaraujo

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Hi everybody

Still about "will"... I already know it is used basically to express concepts such as: Prediction/deduction/volition. Therefore, when a doctor say: "She will have a baby next summer", What concept is he expressing? Prediction, deduction or volition? It´s all so confusing!!! Because if it´s a prediction... I can use will or going to and according to grammar books I use "will" for predictions based on my opinion and "going to" for predictions based on present evidence... A doctor would have present evidence... Sorry for insisting but for us wh are not native speakers it´s sometimes very hard to understand. If there is an explanation, can you help me please :-? ?
I thank you a lot for your help,
Willy
 

Hi_there_Carl

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Willy,
The easy answer is prediction (based on evidence) but the answer could as easily be deduction because as a doctor, he or she could deduce a time for birth based on the evidence at hand. ;-)
 
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