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I will <do> <have done> the work by 5 o’clock

1. I will do the work by 5 o’clock. It means that we will be able to say "I'm doing the work." at some moment before 5 o'clock inclusive. That is we don't mean the work will already be done/finished ...
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“going to do something” vs. “doing something” [closed]

What's the difference between: "I might be going to do something" and: "I might be doing something"? Or both variants are equivalent?
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when we want to express future intentions or promises, can we use going to or will? [duplicate]

I am never going to talk to you ever again. I will never talk to you. Which is the best? I think the second one is better because it is a promise so "will" seems to be better but it is also an ...
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What is the most idiomatic choice in this case

I am studying to become a pharmacist and I found a summer job in a pharmacy, I have just signed my contract Shall I say I am working for the next two months. I begin 1st july and finish 1st ...
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Is “Are they planning to fly to New York? Is it next week?” right to use the continuous present followed immediately by the simple present?

Please consider: Are they planning to fly to New York? Is it next week? Why is that combination of present tense forms used to indicate a future event, first the continuous one and then the the ...
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Using “will” or “going to” for expressing future with skills [duplicate]

Are skills considered evidences when we're talking about the future? For example, I had that question which said: "Liverpool players are known to be skilled, they .... the match" So should I use "will ...
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What's the most neutral future tense in English? [closed]

Without the sense of "Willingness" or "Intend" or whatnot, what form has the most neutral future meaning in a daily conversation? Someone told me that the "Be going to" would be the one, but he was ...
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going to for an already fully planned decision

In two days M is going to camp with her group. They planned it all month Why "going to" instead of "is camping" because it has been already arranged, it took one month so it has been fully arranged
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present continuous or going to in that case

I made an order through the net to reserve a record then in the comment place I wrote "I m not going to cancel this order as I did last time with the previous one" would it be possible to write" I ...
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future continuous or future simple in this case

I hope it won't be raining when we leave church I hope it won't rain when we leave church I can't see the difference. For me both mean the same thing and I think first one is better. The ...
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Will be finishing vs Will have finished

What's the difference of meaning for this phrases: By 6 o'clock. I will be finishing the lesson. By 6 o'clock. I will have finished the lesson. I am making an english exercise and I think that these ...
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Future perfect progressive tense with 'if'

I would just like to ask if the part of the sentence marked bold is correct. My friend started her chemo yesterday and will be checked next month to know if she will have been responding well to ...
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Future question

"When will the first lesson take place?" Or "When the first lesson will take place?" I think that the first option is correct because we put 'will' before the subject, am I right?
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Present Perfect referring to the Future?

I have a grammar exercise which is: "Time Clauses Referring to the Future. Compare the sentences, how does the meaning change when the Present Perfect is used?" Come over and see us when our guests ...
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Why the use of “going to” in that case

John wanted to have his wife murdered. He looked for someone and found a person who could do it, his name was Paul. John explained how Paul would have to do it, and then answered a question asked by ...
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present progressive for a personal decision

He won't come to the party saturday afternoon because he is going to revise or he is revising for his test Can I use present progressive as it is only a personnal decision even it has been arranged ...
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It is getting expired, will expire or will be expired?

I want to say that someone's contract Is going to end on February 2019. Can I use below patterns? It is getting expired on February 2019. It will expire on February 2019. It will be ...
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Have I well understood the difference between present continuous and going to in a future event

Here is the situation I am my own boss, and I want to take some vacation next week What will I say: "I am taking next week off" or "I am going to take next week off" I think the second one is ...
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what is the best will or going to

Are you going to be sick if you eat that? This clause "are you going to" is a future prediction so shouldn't it be better to use will Is going to used as the event "being sick" is about to happen ...
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Why does “I'm voting for John Doe” have the same meaning of “I will vote for John Doe”?

I don't understand this particular use of the gerund yet. To me, such a phrase (the first) sounds more like a person is already voting for John Doe, in the present, not that they will do it in the ...