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Hi, Ashraful,

"won't" can be used to introduce an invitation (being thus more polite than "don't"), or can be used to describe somebody's persistent behavior:

3. Why do you refuse to stop bullying me / Why do you refuse to listen to me?

1) Why won't you come to class in time. 

2) Why don't you come to class in time.

Is there any difference between the two sentences?

1) Why won't you come to class in time. 

2) Why don't you come to class in time.

Is there any difference between the two sentences?

First of all, both sentences are questions and should end with a question mark:

1) Why won't you come to class in time?

2) Why don't you come to class in time?

(1) may be:

1.a. A question about the future (I know you won't come to class in time and I want to know why).

1.b. A question about the person's persistent refusal to come to class in time.

(2) may be:

2.a. A question about the person's habit of arriving late.

2.b. An invitation to come in time. (Where I said in my previous post in this thread that "won't" is used for invitations, I was referring to questions starting with "Won't" rather than with a wh-word.)

(Note: We usually use "in time for sth." Perhaps you wanted to say "on time," meaning "punctually.")

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

First of all, both sentences are questions and should end with a question mark:

1) Why won't you come to class in time?

2) Why don't you come to class in time?

(1) may be:

1.a. A question about the future (I know you won't come to class in time and I want to know why).

1.b. A question about the person's persistent refusal to come to class in time.

(2) may be:

2.a. A question about the person's habit of arriving late.

2.b. An invitation to come in time. (Where I said in my previous post in this thread that "won't" is used for invitations, I was referring to questions starting with "Won't" rather than with a wh-word.)

(Note: We usually use "in time for sth." Perhaps you wanted to say "on time," meaning "punctually.")

Thank you. I think I get it now.

1) Why won't you listen to me?= He doesn't listen to the teacher and the teacher is asking why he persistently refuses to listen to him. / 

2) Student: No I won't to come to class on time.

Teacher: Why won't you come to class on time.

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