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  • this'll is everyday grammar.

  • I was on the Metro this morning and her two women talking.

  • One of them said she wanted to visit Paul, but plane tickets were too expensive.

  • So I turned around and said this.

  • You know, if you're willing to travel in February, the tickets will be cheaper.

  • Our talk got me to thinking about how English speakers expressed the idea of willingness to show willingness.

  • We often use the phrase be willing to.

  • To be willing to do something means to be ready, eager or prepared to do it.

  • It's not the same as saying you want to do it, but that you don't need persuading.

  • Being willing to do something often means making a sacrifice, whether large or small.

  • For example, though it could save her a lot of money, the woman's preferred travel time might not be February.

  • Here's how we form the phrase B plus willing plus infinitive verb in my talk with the woman.

  • The verb E is in the present tense are followed by willing than the infinitive to travel.

  • Here's another example, but with the past tense was, Ellie was willing to practise her English every day.

  • The phrase be willing.

  • Teoh can also take the negative form like this.

  • Victor wasn't willing to practice his English every day.

  • Um, that's too bad for Victor, but hopefully you're willing to practice your English every day, and that's every day grammar.

this'll is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: Be Willing to

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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