Auxiliary Verbs! So Much Fun!
Auxiliary verbs are 助動詞, that means, they are auxiliary (or `aux`) verb + verb
An aux verb gives extra meaning to the major verb in the sentence. For example, look here:
I will go home. Will is the aux verb, why?
Can you write the sentence without the aux verb? I go home. Is that OK? Yes! It makes sense!
But, can we do the same without the verb `go`, lets try. I will home. Is that OK? No, there is something missing, the verb!
So obviously from this test, we can say the aux verb is will, and the major verb is go.
So, when do we use will?
To say what we expect to happen in the future.
It will take 50 years for temperatures to return to normal
With definitely, probably, possibly to show how certain we are. It will probably take 50 years for the climate to stabilize.The climate will definitely change before then.
To make a social arrangement.I`ll see you tomorrow
To make a promise, warning or threat. I will give you my homework on Monday (promise). Careful! You'lI fall (warning) I`ll deal with you later! (threat)
To make an offer. I`ll carry the projector for you. / Shall l carry it for you?
To make a decision in a situation. Which pullover do you want? I`ll have this one, I think.
What is the opposite of will? Won`t! Won`t is the opposite of will, so, it means something you will not do, something you do not promise, and using with probably (probably won`t) means you do not promise, and probably will nto do it. Try to use in a sentence now: