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What’s the difference between saying “I’m willing ɴᴏᴛ to do it” and “I’m ɴᴏᴛ willing to do it”? [duplicate]

I’ve been asked to paraphrase this sentence without changing the meaning: I won’t do it. I’m confused as to which of these possible rewrites I should choose: I’m willing not to do it. I'm not ...
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Confusion with 'Would" [duplicate]

What could be the possible meaning of the sentence?: "If you would agree to my conditions, I would give you compensation." I would highly appreciate your response.
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Is the verb 'will' modal in these sentences? [closed]

Everyone will get it: Virus warning. Virus will ‘get worse, very quickly’.
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Is this tense usage correct, "you'll continue acting"?

if you'll continue acting like... I understand "if you continue to act like..." seems more logical, but is there a fault in the first sentence? I am focusing on the "act" part. ...
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Conditionals, past perfect vs would [duplicate]

I was reading a book and I can't understand why past perfect is used in the sentence below: The signal from successive eclipse has less and less distance to travel, so it arrives earlier than if ...
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Would usage, What is the difference

While I was reading something I came across with this structure. " Car wouldnt start this morning." Why was "wouldn't" used here... Whats the difference as meaning with these ...
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The use of the grammar structure "if" + "would" in context

I stumbled upon it in this video. It is at 1 hour 21 minute and 42 second. If the Israelis would ever once just say we got screwed in 1948, and we are sorry it happened, we would be willing to make ...
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Not your run of the ‘will’ question tag

The following example is from an Italian quiz book whose aim is to help candidates prepare for English multiple choice tests. In many government-run “concorsi” (competitive exams) you might have to ...
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Will vs Going to [duplicate]

I’m a bit baffled about these two structures: going to and will. Here’s an example of where I get confused: Liverpool’s players are known to be skilled. They ....... the match easily. A) will win. ...
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Usage of "if you would"

In a recent conversation the following sentence came up: I would be honored if you would join me there, {name}. A friend of mine stated that this is grammatically wrong and the correct way ...
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English Conditionals and "would"

I'm having a discussion with my wife on English conditionals. She says we cannot have "would" in a hypothetical if statement: If I would want to change my address, should I let you know? She says ...
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"If someone would" - construction

I have just read a passage from an adapted version of the Arabian Nights (translated by Lang): "The rest is still more wonderful," replied Scheherazade, "and you would say so, if the sultan would ...
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