While I was reading Practical English Usage by M.Swan I came across '
situation could be willing' phrase (unit about
Sometimes we talk as if things or situations could be willing or unwilling, or could insist ot refuse to do things.
I wish it would stop raining.
I can't get the point of the phrase. '
Willing' as an adjective means to ready to do something to me. I know '
willing' could be use along with a noun, for instance '
willing helper', but the phrase
situation could be willing seems strange to me.