will + usually | normally | often

Here’s an example of using ‘will’ to talk about habits and characteristic (typical) behaviour:

The suspect will often leave something behind.

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C1 point 189 in MODALITY is defined as:

‘will’ to talk about something HABITUAL AND TYPICAL

The English Grammar Profile examples contain:

  • will result normally
  • will usually contain
  • will often knock
  • won’t usually be able to

*We can’t search for ‘habitual’ or ‘typical’ automatically, but we can use the adverbs used in the EGP examples for our iWeb search:

will_V _VVI normally|usually|often

1 WILL WORK NORMALLY 179

2 WILL FUNCTION NORMALLY 148

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Troubles with another Boeing plane
“There’s an expectation that the economy will function normally and in a healthy way down the road,” she said.
*This example is more about the future than what is typical now.  Still, the vocabulary range points to C1 complexity.

3 WILL OPERATE NORMALLY 131
4 WILL USE OFTEN 108
5 WILL VISIT OFTEN 85
6 WILL HAPPEN OFTEN 84
7 WILL RUN NORMALLY 81
8 WILL CONTINUE NORMALLY 59
9 WILL CHANGE OFTEN 56
10 WILL START NORMALLY 54
11 WILL RETURN OFTEN 50
12 WILL BEHAVE NORMALLY

46

(Talking about what typically happens in a card game)

After that point, it will behave normally.

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*however it ‘normally’ is still a manner adverb modifying how something will behave.

13 WILL SEE OFTEN 39
14 WILL PROCEED NORMALLY 36
15 WILL HEAR OFTEN 36
16 WILL BOOT NORMALLY 36
17 WILL DEVELOP NORMALLY 33
18 WILL PLAY NORMALLY 28
19 WILL OCCUR OFTEN 27
20 WILL DIE OFTEN 26

 

will normally|usually|often _VVI

1 WILL OFTEN FIND 3131
2 WILL OFTEN SEE 2076
3 WILL USUALLY TAKE 1860
4 WILL OFTEN USE 1680
5 WILL USUALLY GET 1340
6 WILL USUALLY NEED 1315
7 WILL OFTEN TAKE 1237
8 WILL USUALLY FIND 1198
9 WILL OFTEN GET 1122
10 WILL OFTEN MAKE 1109
11 WILL OFTEN NEED 1056
12 WILL OFTEN COME 1006
13 WILL OFTEN GIVE 975
14 WILL USUALLY GIVE 969
15 WILL USUALLY REQUIRE 928
16 WILL OFTEN GO 873
17 WILL OFTEN REQUIRE 867
18 WILL OFTEN RESULT 856
19 WILL USUALLY GO 801
20 WILL OFTEN CAUSE 794

wo _XX normally|usually|often _VVI

1 WO N’T OFTEN FIND 51
2 WO N’T OFTEN SEE 41
3 WO N’T USUALLY NEED 37

You will not usually need to visit the hospital again until the morning of your operation.

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4 WO N’T USUALLY FIND 33
5 WO N’T NORMALLY FIND 23
6 WO N’T OFTEN HEAR 21
7 WO N’T USUALLY GET 21
8 WO N’T USUALLY SEE 21
9 WO N’T NORMALLY NEED 20
10 WO N’T USUALLY WORK 16


B2 vocabulary:

cause, function, occur