LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||21/JAN/2006 10:10 AM|
|Assunto:||Won't know.. (?)|
"In speech," says the British Advanced Grammar in Use grammarbook I bought a few months ago, "we can stress will or would to criticise people's characteristic behaviour or habits. It often suggests that criticism have been made before but ignored:"
She just won't do the washing when I ask her. (= She refuses
I was happy when Sam left. He would talk about people behind their backs.
"We can also criticise a person directly or express disapproval of something they have done or do regularly using will:"
'I feel sick.' 'Well, if you will eat so much, I'm not surprised.' (indicating disapproval)
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