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I will never make a prediction.

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Technically the rule applies only to the time after you said it.

You made a prediction that as soon as your prediction is over you will never make a prediction.

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Interesting. I think the 'never', implies that the requirement has not already been met. For example, you wouldn't say "I'll never score a goal/touchdown/home run", if you already had.

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Interesting. I think the 'never', implies that the requirement has not already been met. For example, you wouldn't say "I'll never score a goal/touchdown/home run", if you already had.

While that may be true, that's generally used when you find something impossible to do, in that you're not up to it. But this is more face-value, I think.

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Not sure that it matters. Let's change the example to "I'll never do the London Marathon". Not because it's impossible, nor because it's beyond me, but because I don't want to. Again, it also means that I haven't already done it.

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Not sure that it matters. Let's change the example to "I'll never do the London Marathon". Not because it's impossible, nor because it's beyond me, but because I don't want to. Again, it also means that I haven't already done it.

Touché.

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"Will" is, um, future tense.

Which is why it made sense for the man to say "I'm innocent, and I'll never do it again!" :)

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