English Grammar


It's a little difficult to do that if you won't let me in.

Dear all, the question is not to be let or not in the apartment (what happened to Jean Marron who doesn't trust anyone anymore?) but is why the poor Joe has to beg in the future tense. Why doesn't he just say "if you don't let me in" instead of "if you won't let me in", knowing that it's now, right now, that "it's a little difficult to do that"?
Thank you for your explanation, even if Joe is already gone.
(CW)

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  • Oh, that puts me in my place. I think I won't ever try to answer a question concerning grammar again, unless I have studied the mentioned 'Cambridge Univ. Press" edition thouroughly.


    But maybe my flair for grammar isn't as developed as I thought and/or my intelligence is the one of an Indian lea leaf, which dabbles in talking about the economical interrelations in the Commonwealth.

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