Fron English Grammar in Use 5th Edition (p.42)
We use won't to say that somebody refuses to do something.
- I've tried to give her advice, but she won't listen.
- The car won't start (=the car 'refuses' to start.)
In the prior example above, the subject tried to give advice in the past. However, the rest of the sentence confuses me. Does the second person make the action in the past or in the future? Why isn't it ''I've tried to give her advice but she wouldn't listen.'' ?