He will have a girlfriend


He has a girlfriend.

Will have is for future, – but will have can also be used as a guess....no?


The verb have is present; will have means sometimes later.

For example:

Now, I have a pen, and I will have a pencil-box tomorrow.

  • Although this addresses what is in the title, this doesn’t really answer the question in the body of the OP’s question (which can sometimes happen when a question is poorly titled). – J.R. Nov 20 '17 at 8:42

If you are making a prediction (as opposed to an inevitable declaration), it’s normally customary to preface the remark with something like, “I guess” or “I predict”:

I think he will have a girlfriend.

However, there may be times when this gets omitted for the sake of brevity, particularly when context makes it obvious you are guessing with confidence, as opposed to stating some certainty:

Who will win tomorrow’s match?
Tottingham will win tomorrow.

  • We can alternatively say it this way. I think he must have a girlfriend. Right? – user65161 Nov 20 '17 at 10:54
  • I would interpret “I think he will have a girlfriend” as meaning he doesn’t have a girlfriend now but he will in the future. “I think he must have a girlfriend,” on the other hand, would mean you are confident he has a girlfriend now. – J.R. Nov 20 '17 at 11:20

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