The volition of the speaker in 'will'

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"John will do it for you. The volition may be on the part of the speaker or of the subject of the verb. Only context will make this clear."

 

I have heard it from a teacher and I am still confused with what The volition may be on the part of the speaker means. When on earth the volition can be on the part of the speaker although the subject is not the speaker? What do you experts think? 

edited Jun 02 '14 at 13:33 Hans Contributor

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