Why is it not "Han vil ikke å betale."?
Verbs that follow and are linked to modal auxiliary verbs such as “vil”, use the infinitive form without needing “å”. Think of “vil” as “want to.” It is discussed in the tips and notes of the Verbs: Infinitives lesson.
Is there any difference between "han vil ikke betale" and "han ønsker ikke betale" or do they mean exactly the same thing?
"He doesn't want to pay" vs "He doesn't wish to pay", which mean roughly the same.
Would "want" mean something along the lines of "I want this and i expect to be able to have this" while "wish" means "I want this, but i do not expect to be able to have this"?
'wish' is wanting something out of your control, while 'want' is often within your control.
Ah, so I was right then. I always thought that was the case, but wasn't for sure since everyone seems to use it interchangeably.
I am confused between Han vil ikke betale and Han vil betale ikke. The first is marked correct the second not?
There was a similar question in an earlier discussion. The answer was that the adverb "ikke" was to follow the first verb "vil" and not the second verb "betale."
Thank you, Kirk. Most helpful.