Will – Modal expressions.
- I will punish him.
- I will get a first-class in the next examination.
(2) A third person’s volition.
- The old man will sit in the beach for hours together.
- Some people will leave this door open. They won’t close it properly.
(3) Assumption or probability.
- This will be the boy who got the prize. ( I suppose…….)
- ( The phone rings). That will be Rozanne, I expect.
- The rain will come soon.
(4) We use I’ll ( = I will) when we decide to do something at the time of speaking.
- A: What would you like to drink?
- B: I will have an orange juice, please.
- A : Did you phone him?
- B : No, I forgot, I will phone him now.
(5) We often use ‘ I think I’ll ‘ and ‘ I don’t think I’ll ‘
- I feel a bit hungry. I think I’ll have something to eat.
- I don’t think I’ll go out tonight. I am too tired.
(6) Offering to do something.
- I think that you are short of money to purchase this expensive car. I’ll help you with some money.
(7) Agreeing to do something.
- I’ll return the book as mentioned by you.
(8) Promising to do something.
- Please lend me your umbrella. I’ll return it to you next Friday.
(9) Asking somebody to do something.
- Will you keep quiet, please?
- Will you post this letter when you go to the office?
(10) You can use ‘won’t ‘ to say that somebody or something refuses to do something.
- I have advised him not to do such foolish things but he won’t listen.
- The car won’t start. I wonder what is wrong with it.( i.e it doesn’t start)
- Some people would leave this door open. They wouldn’t close it properly. So now we keep it closed. (refers to the past situation)
- The old man would sit there for hours together. ( refers to the past situation)