|Re: I'll give 10 dollars to anybody who washes/will wash my car.
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Author: John Kane Date: Jun 24, 2008 18:28
On Jun 24, 8:41 am, datere yahoo.com.tw> wrote:
> I learned from my grammar books that we usually use only one "will" in
> either the main clause or the noun clause/relative clause. For
For reasons that I cannot explain I think that you can do this with
two of the sentences and perhaps no with the other two if you wish to
keep the same meaning.
> I'll give 10 dollars to anybody who washes my car.
> The man who marries my daughter will need to be tough and quick-
> This discovery will mean that we spend less on food.
> I will pray that he wins.
> But I'm wondering if I could use "will" in both parts of them. Like:
> I'll give 10 dollars to anybody who *will wash my car.
I am not sure here. It may work but it may mean that you will give 10
dollars to anyone who is willing to wash the car. The idea may be
that it is a retainer not payment.
> The man who *will marry my daughter will need to be tough and quick-
This just does not sound right. I think that you need marries to
convey the idea of actually getting married.
> This discovery will mean that we *will spend less on food.
> I will pray that he *will win.
> Are those examples acceptable? I also saw another sentence using
> "will" in both parts:
> I'll tell him that I'll call back later.
This is a statement about what I will do later. Think of it as a
response to the question. What will you tell him when he asks you
about the information?
> Why sometimes it's OK to use "will" in both parts and sometimes it
> doesn't? Please enlighten me with my question, thank you very much!