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  • Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on the many uses

  • of "will". "Will" is one of the most difficult English grammar words to master because there

  • is a lot of confusion about whether or not it can be used to talk about future plans.

  • Now, number 1, if you are going to talk about a plan that you have for the future, "be going

  • to" or the present continuous are much more common in English. So you won't say -- if

  • someone asks you," "What are you doing this weekend?" -- you don't say, "I will visit

  • my grandma" or, "I'm visit is my grandma." "I'm going to see a movie"; not, "I will see

  • a movie." So now that we have that out of the way. Let's look at the other ways -- and

  • there are many -- that we can use "will". Number one, you can state your intention with

  • "will". Now, this isn't a plan; it's an intention. So for example, if someone asks you, "What

  • are you doing this weekend?", you usually modify "will" with "I will probably", "I will

  • maybe", "I will likely", "I will definitely be at the show." So this is similar to making

  • a promise, which you can also use with "will", and we'll talk about later. And you can say,

  • "Yeah, I will be at the show" or, "I will probably be at the show this weekend." Okay?

  • Now, you can use it to confirm plans and to confirm orders of events. So if you and your

  • friends made plans and you want to get the plans straight in your mind, you can say,

  • "Okay, wait. Wait. So first, I will call you. And then, we will meet at the theater." So

  • if you have a future order of events and you want to get it clear, you can say, "Okay.

  • Number one, you will do this. Number two, I will do this. Number three, we'll do this.

  • Yeah? Okay." So this means -- again, you're confirming plans. You're confirming the orders

  • of events. You're not actually saying "I'm doing this". You're saying, "This is what

  • will happen. I just want to have it clear in my mind."

  • Number three, decisions made in the moment. So if you're at a restaurant, at a store -- if

  • you're buying shoes, and you make a decision in the moment, you use "will". So for example,

  • you're making a decision. "Do I want the red shoes or the blue shoes? I'll take the blue

  • ones." Okay? So, "I will take the blue ones." You can also say, you know -- if you're ordering

  • at a restaurant, "I will have the chicken and fries", for example. So for decisions

  • in the moment, use "will".

  • Next, predictions. Now, again, predictions, you can use "be going to" as well, if you

  • have evidence. "Be going to" is stronger for predictions. Or you can use "will" where you

  • can give your opinions, your thoughts. For example, you're talking about your friend

  • who's doing a test. Your friend has one hour to do the test. He didn't study. He's very

  • nervous. And you say, "There is no way he will finish on time." So you can say, "He

  • won't finish on time. This is my prediction." Okay? So you can make a prediction using "will".

  • You can also use it, like I mentioned, to make a promise. So, "I will never disappoint

  • you" or, "I will always love you." Think of the Whitney Houston song from the 1990s, The

  • Bodyguard. Depending on what year you're watching this, that is already very dated, and you

  • have no idea what I'm talking about. But that's okay.

  • The Bodyguard -- "I will always love you", Whitney Houston.

  • And number six, you can confirm a future time or place. So you can say, "Okay. I will be

  • there at eight". "Where are you going to be at eight o'clock?" "I will be at home. I will

  • be at the mall. I'll be having dinner" -- in that situation. So if you want to talk about

  • what you will be doing at a future time or future place, you can use "will" in this context.

  • And finally, you can also use "will" for goodbyes. So, "Yeah. I will see you later. We will get

  • together soon." This is similar to making a promise, right? Like, "I will see you later.

  • I promise you." But a specific context of promise because it's goodbyes.

  • So all these are related in some way. "Will" is essentially from intentions, decisions

  • in the moment, promises, things that you intend to do. Okay?

  • So one more time, intentions, confirmation of plans, orders of events, decisions made

  • in the moment, predictions, promises, confirming future times or places, and finally, goodbyes.

  • So goodbyes are sad, but here we were at the end of the video. If you'd like to test your

  • understanding of this material, as always, you can check out the quiz on www.engvid.com.

  • And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I will see you later. Bye.

Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on the many uses

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Grammar: 6 ways to use WILL

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