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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107750: Intention and refusal.
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    Intention and refusal.


     I ) INTENTION and REFUSAL : VERBS, MODAL AUXILIARIES , PERIPHRASES...

                                                                                

     

    1) Some verbs of INTENTION express impersonal information, or a NEED, a form of WILLPOWER which isn't really strong.

     

      a) to intend to - to plan to - to like (in the conditional = I'd like to) :

    ex : He'd really like to improve his knowledge of the language and is studying very hard.

    ex : We intend to tell them the whole truth, one day, but not now!

          b)  to refuse = impersonal information:

    ex : We refuse to eat such revolting food!

    2) MODAL AUXILIARIES , PERIPHRASES and EXPRESSIONS are, on the contrary, more PERSONAL, familiar and strong. 

         

          a)  to be thinking of + -ing:

    ex : In spite of the work I have to do, I'm thinking of going to the party!

          b)  to be going to + infinitive:

    ex : I'm going to take that exam as soon as possible.

    c)  'WILL' expresses ‘strong and determined willpower' to express an act of willpower, for which determination is strong.

    ex :  In spite of all that he has to fight against, he will survive!

    d) In the negative form, ‘won't / 'wouldn't' express negative willpower, a determined refusal .

    ex :  Try as you may, he won't yield!

    ex :  He was ordered to give his papers but he wouldn't do it!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


                                                                  

    Good luck for the test !  





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