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Does not arrive or won't arrive?

Did you use the correct address ?I am really worried that the parcel does not arrive . Is it better to use won't arrive future instead present in this example.
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Does "Do we still have to meet tomorrow?" sounds reluctant?

When somebody asks "Do we still have to meet tomorrow?" when we had an agreement to meet tomorrow, does it show that the speaker is reluctant to meet?
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Can we use present simple to make another future point for future perfect continuous?

Is this sentence correct? I will have been teaching for 20 years by the time l become 40. Can I use present simple to make another future point for future perfect continuous?
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"would be free" vs "will be free"

How should I use 'would' or 'will' in a conditional sentence about planning a meeting? I'm trying to arrange a meeting with someone at the university tomorrow, but I'm uncertain about their ...
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In two hours, he <will deliver><will have delivered> it

Please, help me understand how these verbs work in English. Should I use the simple or the perfect aspect to talk about the final moment of the actions (when the intended effect comes in power)? ...
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Future with will or present continuous

I would like to know if I using a present continous would be correct in this example: "Are you going home now? In that case, I.....with you". The book key just gives "Will leave" ...
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How long will you be drinking your tea for? [closed]

Your friend is drinking (a cup of) tea. You know she'll be free after that. You want to know how long she'll be engaged in this (so that you know when she'll be free). Please tell me which of these ...
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Can a sentence contains one "will" and one "going to"?

Can a sentence contain “will” before the term “be going to”? As an example, Wanda’s music teacher will be driving to the exam venue. She is going to pick Wanda up on her way there.
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Can I use the future in this example?

Please let me know if some mail order company will be stocking this book. I think I can use the future tense here, because there are two alternatives: they will stock or they won't stock. I could ...
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Past tense while talking about future events

This article talks about expected situations next week: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/498549/parliament-protest-organisers-told-by-police-to-keep-it-peaceful But some expected events are ...
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"I (will) send the book on Monday so you (will) get it on Tuesday."

my sentences: (1) I will send the book on Monday so you will get it on Tuesday. (2) I will send the book on Monday so you get it on Tuesday. (3) I send the book on Monday so you will get it on Tuesday....
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Why is it not possible to use future in the second example?

Can you assure me that the CD will be in stock in the next month? I'll order from you when (or if) it will be in stock. Why not "it is in stock" it is a when or if clause expressing future, ...
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Future in the past including SHOULD [duplicate]

How to talk about the future in the past regarding the modal verb SHOULD? To give an example, let's say that at the beginning of the month our department received an instruction: "You should ...
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Can 'had' be used to describe something in the future?

If I ever lose my sanity, I will never find the exact point where the final blow had fallen' Here, 'had' likely describing something that might happened in the future. Is this correct? If so what ...
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Be or have question

If I want to write this statement in future perfect tense, will this statement be correct? We will have been dead by then. Or should it be We will be dead by then. In the second sentence we can't use '...
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will vs. be doing vs. be going to [closed]

Q1. Which is the most natural after "My suitcase is very heavy"? "I’ll carry it for you." "I’m carrying it for you." "I’m going to carry it for you." Q2. ...
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"She said she won't/wouldn't come to the party”

She said that she won't come to the party. She said she wouldn't come to the party. What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
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What is the difference between "going to" and "going to be"?

What is the difference between two sentences: Are you going to be filling the bird feeder soon? Are you going to fill the bird feeder soon? Is this something to do with active and passive voice?
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future perfect or will-future with "by the year..." or "by then"?

I wonder if I always need future perfect in sentences with "by the year ..." and "by then" or if using the will-future (simple or progressive) is also possible in the two sentences ...
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Could I use future with the when clause in this case?

Could you send it when the Christmas rush will be over. Could you send it when the Christmas rush is over. Are they both grammatical and what is the difference in their meaning? I think the first one ...
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Why did the writer use future continuous in this example?

These will be arriving with us in the next week and will be our last releases this year. Does "will be arriving" imply that he has "no power" on the sending of the releases, I ...
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Why is "going to " used in this case

Next month I'm going to start working on a farm one day a week. Why not present continuous "am starting" as next month is precised so we know that present continuous indicates future and ...
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Which is correct, "are you going" or "will you go"?

You look so smart. Will you go to the job interview? You look so smart. Are you going to the job interview? This was on my exam today, so I want to find out which one is correct.
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Using "be going to" in formal writing

This video says (at 1:07) we cannot use "be going to" to describe future plans in a formal writing because its informal. (I have already asked another question about an other claim of this ...
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Which sentence is correct? I want to ask something about the future

Let's say I want to write an instruction for Amazon delivery and wanna say, if you faced the closed door, please put my package behind the door. If the door was closed, please put the package behind ...
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Ways to talk about the future

What are the most natural ways to say it? (1) David just called. He said he will not be coming to the meeting. (2) David just called. He said he will not come to the meeting. (3) David just called. ...
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If/then in the future

A song lyrics got me thinking. If you leave me I'll miss you much. I know songs are absolved of following strict grammar thus I'm not criticizing it. My question is as follows: what tense(s)* are ...
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Why did the writer choose future continuous instead of present continuous

Quick reminder as we go into the weekend that I'll be closing the order book for the new design T-shirt at noon on Sunday. I would like to know if it would have been possible to write "am ...
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Why has the author chosen future in a clause time?

may be I'll get to you some day until then I'll keep on walking through the rain. he will play until he arrives Both are clause time, why has the author chosen future for the verb in the first ...
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Use Past perfect tense for future hypothetical situation

If I had married someone before you graduated, would you hate me? I have learned that the pattern "if I had done..." is usually used to talk about hypothetical situation in the past. But I'...
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"Considers" or "will consider" after "when"?

In this sentence: If he goes to therapy regularly and does not isolate himself, he will reach a moment when he considers with self-satisfaction that he is on the right path. the word corrector ...
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Will / Going to / Will be + ing

Which sentence would you choose and why? A) Go home. Your parents will worry. B) Go home. Your parents are going to worry. C) Go home. Your parents will be worrying. Thanks!
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The Central Bank will reduce the key rate for 2 years

They were married for 70 years. They got married 78 years ago and died 8 years ago. Here the past simple with "for" refers to the whole action - 70 years. Yesterday, they got married for ...
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It will be finished/built soon

I found these sentences in a grammar book: They're building a new hospital. It will be finished soon. I'm wondering, since the simple tense means completion, can we say They're building a new ...
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What is the difference in the meaning between 'it will end soon" and "it will be ending soon"?

Is there a difference in the meaning between "it will end soon" and "it will be ending soon"?. I don't see one may be the second one indicates that it has been planned before. My ...
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Does "couldn't" express future impossibility?

Questions: Can "couldn't be used to say something is impossible in the present or future? Are examples 1 and 3 correct? And do Examples 1 and 3 sound softer or less direct than examples 2 and 4? ...
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