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parts of speech:
auxiliary verb, transitive verb & intransitive verb
Grammatical Patterns
part of speech: auxiliary verb
inflections: will, would
definition 1: used to indicate future time of a verb.
The banks will be closed tomorrow for the holiday.[modal verb + bare infinitive ]
definition 2: used to announce one's decision or intention to do something.
Don't move him! I will call an ambulance.[modal verb + bare infinitive ] I will take this scarf, please, and that one also.[modal verb + bare infinitive ]
definition 3: used to make a promise or give assurance.
I will write to you every day![modal verb + bare infinitive ] Don't worry. He will be all right.[modal verb + bare infinitive ]
definition 4: used to indicate willingness or inclination to do something (used with both animate and inanimate subjects).
You can ask him, but I don't think he will lend you the money.[modal verb + bare infinitive ] I've tried, but that window simply will not open.[modal verb + bare infinitive ]
definition 5: used to indicate what the speaker absolutely demands of another person (often pronounced with strong emphasis).
You WILL bring me the money you owe me by tomorrow or there will be trouble![modal verb + bare infinitive ]
definition 6: used to make a confident prediction, although in reality the facts are not known.
That noise? Don't worry; that will just be our neighbor shooting off fireworks.[modal verb + bare infinitive ] You answer the phone, please. That will be your mother.[modal verb + bare infinitive ]
definition 7: used to indicate some behavior that is considered characteristic of someone or something (often pronounced with strong emphasis, especially when expressing disapproval).
He WILL spend all his money on expensive wine and fancy cars.[modal verb + bare infinitive ]
definition 8: used to indicate capability or capacity.
This car will do 120 miles per hour on the highway.[modal verb + bare infinitive ] This carton will hold twenty smaller boxes.[modal verb + bare infinitive ]
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: wills, willing, willed
definition: to desire; wish.
Do what you will.Go riding, if you will, but please be careful.
desire, like, want, wish
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