warningsignWill - present

To talk about habitual actions in the present, we can use will+ infinitive. It indicates a tendency or propensity to do something. When not contracted, it can be used to express persistence on the part of the subject -- something the speaker may disapprove of. In the past we use would.


The fact-checkers will analyse the data -- Los verificadores de hechos analizan los datos (en general, tienden a hacerlo)

My mum will usually call me before she leaves -- Mi madre suele llamarme antes de salir

He'll eat a lot when he has a game the next day -- Tiende a comer mucho cuando tiene un partido al día siguiente

John will question everything you tell him -- John cuestiona todo lo que le dices (es persistente)


It can also be used to talk about willingness to do something. In negative, that may be refusal to do something.



I will use emojis on my phone, but on one condition -- Estoy dispuesto a usar los emojis en mi teléfono, pero con una condición

The bank won't lend me money -- El banco no está dispuesto a prestarme dinero

She won't listen to me -- Ella se niega a escucharme

Compare with present simple

Builders (will) build houses (objective fact)

Builders will also repair broken pipes (they tend to, or have a propensity or willingness to. It's not their job)