(MODAL VERB USES)
Will is a modal verb. It is used with the base form of a verb. In spoken English and informal written English, the form won't is often used in negative statements.
1 modal You use will to indicate that you hope, think, or have evidence that something is going to happen or be the case in the future.
You will find a wide variety of choices available in school cafeterias..., Representatives from across the horse industry will attend the meeting..., 70 per cent of airports in the Far East will have to be upgraded..., Will you ever feel at home here?..., The ship will not be ready for a month.
2 modal You use will in order to make statements about official arrangements in the future.
The show will be open to the public at 2pm; admission will be 50p..., When will I be released, sir?
3 modal You use will in order to make promises and threats about what is going to happen or be the case in the future.
I'll call you tonight..., Price quotes on selected product categories will be sent on request..., If she refuses to follow rules about car safety, she won't be allowed to use the car.
4 modal You use will to indicate someone's intention to do something.
I will say no more on these matters, important though they are..., In this section we will describe common myths about cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana..., `Dinner's ready.'<emdash10001`Thanks, Carrie, but we'll have a drink first.'..., What will you do next?..., Will you be remaining in the city?
5 modal You use will in questions in order to make polite invitations or offers. , (politeness)
Will you stay for supper?..., Will you join me for a drink?..., Won't you sit down?
6 modal You use will in questions in order to ask or tell someone to do something.
Will you drive me home?..., Wipe the jam off my mouth, will you?
7 modal You can use will in statements to give an order to someone.
FORMAL You will now maintain radio silence..., You will not discuss this matter with anyone.
8 modal You use will to say that someone is willing to do something. You use will not or won't to indicate that someone refuses to do something.
All right, I'll forgive you..., He has insisted that his organisation will not negotiate with the government.
9 modal You use will to say that a person or thing is able to do something in the future.
How the country will defend itself in the future has become increasingly important..., How will I recognize you?
10 modal You use will to indicate that an action usually happens in the particular way mentioned.
The thicker the material, the less susceptible the garment will be to wet conditions..., There's no snake known that will habitually attack human beings unless threatened with its life...
11 modal You use will in the main clause of some `if' and `unless' sentences to indicate something that you consider to be fairly likely to happen.
If you overcook the pancakes they will be difficult to roll...
12 modal You use will to say that someone insists on behaving or doing something in a particular way and you cannot change them. You emphasize will when you use it in this way.
He will leave his socks lying all over the place and it drives me mad.
13 modal You use will have with a past participle when you are saying that you are fairly certain that something will be true by a particular time in the future.
As many as ten-million children will have been infected with the virus by the end of the decade...
14 modal You use will have with a past participle to indicate that you are fairly sure that something is the case.
The holiday will have done him the world of good.