What's the difference between these sentences in their meaning? Maybe, "will" is used here as modal verb 'to say that someone is willing to do something. You use will not or won't to indicate that someone refuses to do something.'. But I can't understand the real difference between these sentences. Could you explain it, please? Feel free to provide some examples to explain the good of using "will" here.

Keep in touch. I want to know how you are doing.

Keep in touch. I will want to know how you are doing. (Is "will" willing to know here?)

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No, will doesn't mean am willing here.

You would say that to someone when parting from them. You know 'how they are doing' now, and you ask them to contact you from time to time in the future because you will still want to know if they are OK.

  • So, that's just Future Simple. Right? But then it sounds awkward if I translate it verbatim into my native language. OK, it seems it's the language difference.
    – Sergei
    Sep 10, 2021 at 17:07

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