We use the following words: will:
- to express one’s thoughts on the present or the future
- to discuss what people would like to do or are willing to do
- to make assurances, offers, or requests
The past tense version of will is would. It is used because it is a past tense:
- to discuss the past
- to discuss hypotheses (when we imagine something)
- out of politeness
Will is a verb that we used to communicate our opinions regarding the present or future:
- John is expected to be in his office. (Present)
- We’re going to be late. (Future)
- We’ll have to take the train to get there. (Future)
- To describe prior thoughts about the future, we use would as the past of will:
- We use the following words: will:
To discuss what people would like to do or are willing to do:
- We’ll talk again tomorrow.
- Maybe Dad will lend me his automobile.
- to discuss typical behaviour, or things we do frequently (since we are willing to do them):
- We always spend our vacations at our favourite beach hotel. Every morning, we’ll get up early, eat a quick breakfast, and then walk across the street to the beach.