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ERIC Number: EJ238904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
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Observations on the Use of "Won't" in Modern English.
Haegeman, Liliane
English Language Teaching Journal, v35 n1 p48-51 Oct 1980
The construction "won't" is ambiguous: it can be a prediction by the speaker based on his assumptions, or it may be a report of what the expressed subject of "won't" said. "I talked to them and they won't come" could mean "I predict they won't come" or "they refused to come." (PJM)
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Language: English
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