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posted by rfvv

1. This door won't[wóunt] open.
2. This door won't[no accent] open.

3. She won't[wóunt] open the door.
4. She won't[no accent] open the door.
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#1 and #3 indicate the refual(volition) of the subject. Is that right? If we do not stress 'won't,' as in #2 and #4, does each sentence mean a simple future which indicates
'guessing,' 'possibility,' or 'expectation'?

  1. Writeacher

    Yes, 1 and 3 indicate firm refusal!

    The others simply indicate a future event. Guessing or possibility or expectation are expressed by 'wouldn't' or 'couldn't' or the like.

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