Wont or Won’t

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Wont or Won’t :

People often leave the apostrophe out of “won’t,” meaning “will not.”

“Wont” is a completely different and rarely used word meaning “habitual custom.”

Perhaps people are reluctant to believe this is a contraction because it doesn’t make obvious sense like “cannot” being contracted to “can’t.”

The Oxford English Dictionary suggests that “won’t” is a contraction of a nonstandard form: “woll not.”

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