used for talking about or predicting the future
You'll be in time if you hurry.
How long will you be staying in Paris?
Fred said he'd be leaving soon.
By next year all the money will have been spent.
used for showing that sb is willing to do sth
I'll check this letter for you, if you want.
They won't lend us any more money.
He wouldn't come─he said he was too busy.
We said we would keep them.
used for asking sb to do sth
Will you send this letter for me, please?
You'll water the plants while I'm away, won't you?
I asked him if he wouldn't mind calling later.
used for ordering sb to do sth
You'll do it this minute!
Will you be quiet!
used for stating what you think is probably true
That'll be the doctor now.
You'll have had dinner already, I suppose.
used for stating what is generally true
If it's made of wood it will float.
Engines won't run without lubricants.
used for stating what is true or possible in a particular case
This jar will hold a kilo.
The door won't open!
used for talking about habits
She'll listen to music, alone in her room, for hours.
He would spend hours on the telephone.
only used in the simple present tense
to want or like
Call it what you will, it's still a problem.
to use the power of your mind to do sth or to make sth happen
As a child he had thought he could fly, if he willed it enough.
She willed her eyes to stay open.
He willed himself not to panic.
to intend or want sth to happen
They thought they had been victorious in battle because God had willed it.
to formally give your property or possessions to sb after you have died, by means of a will n.(3)
Joe had willed them everything he possessed.
Joe had willed everything he possessed to them.
the ability to control your thoughts and actions in order to achieve what you want to do; a feeling of strong determination to do sth that you want to do
to have a strong will
to have an iron will/a will of iron
Her decision to continue shows great strength of will.
In spite of what happened, he never lost the will to live .
The meeting turned out to be a clash of wills .
She always wants to impose her will on other people (= to get what she wants) .
what sb wants to happen in a particular situation
I don't want to go against your will.
It is God's will.
a legal document that says what is to happen to sb's money and property after they die
I ought to make a will .
My father left me the house in his will.
having the type of will mentioned
a strong-willed young woman
weak-willed greedy people
when you do not want to
I was forced to sign the agreement against my will.
whenever or wherever you like
They were able to come and go at will.
if you really want to do sth then you will find a way of doing it
in a willing and enthusiastic way
used to say that you cannot do sth, even though you really want to
With the best will in the world I could not describe him as a good father.
In modern English the traditional difference between shall and will has almost disappeared, and shall is not used very much at all, especially in NAmE . Shall is now only used with I and we , and often sounds formal and old-fashioned. People are more likely to say
I’ll (= I will) be late.
‘No I won’t!’
In BrE shall is still used with I and we in questions or when you want to make a suggestion or an offer.
What shall I wear to the party?
Shall we order some coffee?
I’ll drive, shall I?