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Hi.
One year Bob and Phyllis went west
for the summer, and Bob asked if I would
“baby-sit” Nordskip while they were gone.
Boy, would I ever! I think it took me all of
two seconds to accept his offer. Betty and I
had a ball sailing the St. Lawrence for the
summer, and did we ever learn how to sail.
1) Can you also say "Boy, wouldn't I ever!" in stead of "Boy, would I ever!"?

2) If it's in the present, should you use "Boy, will I ever!"?

"Are you asking me if I will loan you that much money? Boy, will/would I ever?"

"Are you asking me if I would loan you that much money? Boy, will/would I ever?"

3) Just to confirm, the last line means, "we really learned how to sail," doesn't it?

Thanks in advance.

Hiro
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1) Can you also say "Boy, wouldn't I ever!" in stead of "Boy, would I ever!"?-- Yes

2) If it's in the present, should you use "Boy, will I ever!"?-- Either is OK

"Are you asking me if I will loan you that much money? Boy, will/would I ever!"-- No. (I mean that it is an inappropriate response here, unless the fellow has no appreciation of the value of money.)

"Are you asking me if I would loan you that much money? Boy, will/would I ever!"-- No. (I mean that it is an inappropriate response here, unless the fellow has no appreciation of the value of money.)

3) Just to confirm, the last line means, "we really learned how to sail," doesn't it?-- Yes.
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.Can you also say "Boy, wouldn't I ever!" in stead of "Boy, would I ever!"?-- Yes
And what does "Wouldn't I ever!" mean? What is the subtlety? Does it mean the same as "Would I ever!"?
If it's in the present, should you use "Boy, will I ever!"?-- Either is OK
What about "Boy, won't I ever!"? Would it mean the same, and would you use it?
"Would I ever!," "Wouldn't I ever!," "Will I ever!," and "Won't I ever!" --- can they be almost always interchangeable?

"Are you asking me if I will loan you that much money? Boy, will/would I ever!"-- No. (I mean that it is an inappropriate response here, unless the fellow has no appreciation of the value of money.)

"Are you asking me if I would loan you that much money? Boy, will/would I ever!"-- No. (I mean that it is an inappropriate response here, unless the fellow has no appreciation of the value of money.)

Just to be sure, what do they mean, then?
Thanks, as always.
Hiro

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And what does "Wouldn't I ever!" mean? What is the subtlety? Does it mean the same as "Would I ever!"?-- Yes. Just like 'I could care less' and 'I couldn't care less'.

What about "Boy, won't I ever!"? Would it mean the same, and would you use it?-- Yes
"Would I ever!," "Wouldn't I ever!," "Will I ever!," and "Won't I ever!" --- can they be almost always interchangeable?-- Yes. The forms with 'would' are conditional, so would usually appear in hypothetical situations
Just to be sure, what do they mean, then?-- 'I certainly will/would'.
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Thanks, MM. Very informative.
Much appreciated.
Hiro
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Hello Mister Micawber,

May I ask you something Can you tell me what this means, I've been reading it, 'm not sure?

The fellow has no appreciation of the value of money.

Is this naturally expressed? What does "know value of money" mean please; I read this?

Our kids don't work so they don't know the value of money.

Thank you Mister Micawber
Yes you could