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10 months ago
I've seen this sentence in a song, I think this sentence is correct grammatically and I am wondering why the author has chosen future not present after until then.
"may be I'll get to you some day until then I'
ll keep on walking through the rain."
I think "will" is here not to indicate the future but the fact that the person is willing to keep on walking.
Am I right?
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Aug 2, 2022 at 9:33
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The writer has used the future tense because the hypothetical end of the walking is in the future (the 'some day' when 'maybe I'll get to you).
Aug 2, 2022 at 9:54
Kate Bunting Kate Bunting
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Actually it does both. Definition of "will:
expressing the future tense
But is also helps emphasise how the person is willing to keep on walking through the rain till the person gets to "you". "until then" here might be a future time clause:
A future time clause is a subordinate clause that contains a conjunction such as when, as soon as, before, after, until, etc. The special thing about these clauses is that they use a present tense to refer to an action or event in the future.
Aug 2, 2022 at 9:45
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