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will

modal verb  /wɪl, wəl/ ( present tense will) us  

will modal verb (FUTURE)

used only with the base forms of verbs when referring to the future: Claire will be five years old next month. Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (INTENTION)

( past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/) used to express your intentions: This time I will learn from my mistakes. Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (REQUEST)

( past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/) used to ask or tell someone to do something: Will you give me her address, please? You will do it because I said so! ( past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/) Will can be used as a polite way of inviting someone to do something, or of offering someone something: Will you come in?Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (CAN)

( past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/) used to refer to what is possible; to be able to do something: This car will seat six people comfortably. Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (ACCEPTANCE)

( past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/) used to say that behavior which usually happens is acceptable because it is expected: Boys will be boys.
(Definition of will modal verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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