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English definition of “will”

will

modal verb (REQUEST)    /wɪl/
A2 used to ask someone to do something: Will you give me her address ? Will you give that to Tony when you see him, please ?Making appeals and requests (also 'll) used as a polite way of inviting someone to do something, or of offering someone something: Will you join us for a drink , Evie? Will you come in for a while? You'll have some cake , won't you, Charles?Polite expressions Grammar:Will and shall: formWill and shall are modal verbs. They are used with the base form of the main verb (They will go; I shall ask her). Shall is only used for future time reference with I and we, and is more formal than will.Grammar:Will and shall: usesGrammar:WillGrammar:Will: formGrammar:Will: usesGrammar:Will and shallWe use will for all persons, but we often use shall with I and we. Will (’ll) is generally less formal than shall when used with I and we:Grammar:Will: typical error
(Definition of will modal verb (REQUEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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