Questions tagged [future-constructions]

The English language doesn't have an explicit future tense, which means future constructions are effected through other means, including modal verbs, going-to structure, and futurive non-past. Any question regarding the future aspect of English should use this tag.

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She {will be wearing/will wear} a red skirt. Which is more correct?

You should recognise her easily. She will be wearing a red skirt. OR She will wear a red skirt. Which is more correct and why?
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“you wouldn't know until it has happened” Is this correct?

I want a phrase that says that a person will know about something only after it happens. "You wouldn't know until it has happened" : Is this a correct usage? I think it's probably wrong. Can ...
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“The world better prepare for when I'm a billionaire” — Why not I be or I'll be is this a future tense?

The world better prepare for when I'm a billionaire The text taken from song lyrics. I'm curious as to what tense this is and why not I be or I'll be?
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going to vs going to be [duplicate]

What's the difference between both the sentences:- I am going to show you something. I am going to be showing you something. I will be showing you something. I am going to send. I am going to be ...
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Sometimes bus service may/might be cancelled on the route

Sometimes bus service may/might be cancelled on the route. Without any more context, does it refer to the present? a) It is possible that sometimes bus service is cancelled on the route. (maybe ...
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Shall I use present or future when as means because?

As the record is/ will be out in June, please could you cancel my order In this case as means because, shall I use present or future? As the date of release is a fixed timetable so I would choose ...
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Are perfect and simple tenses interchangeable in these examples? Do they have any difference?

Sci-fi movies earned the most income each year between 2006 and 2010. Sci-fi movies had earned the most income each year between 2006 and 2010. It is forecast that car ownership will decline by 10% in ...
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Wh-question about the future

So I have a question in my book: When will the meeting take place? Can I say the following instead? When is the meeting? We are talking about timetable kind of thing, aren't we?
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“Would be working” or “Will be working” is most suitable?

We ____ be working very differently after the lockdown is lifted. will would In our country (non-native) sometimes it is difficult to understand the concepts of 'will’ and ‘would'. I would like to ...
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something that I will/do not want to buy

I think I will never see an eastern carpet that I will not want to buy. I think I will never see an eastern carpet that I do not want to buy. Do the bold parts both refer to the future in (1) and (2)...
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this is the first time **I visit** you

Hi my teacher (native) told me to find the solution for the problematic part of this sentence (in bold). "I’ve almost forgotten to mention that this is the first time I visit you." (Short ...
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Should I say “I'm going to see” or “I'm going to”?

In the following situation: --Have you gone to see the doctor? --No, but_______. Should I say "I'm going to see" or "I'm going to"? I feel like the former one makes more sense, ...
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After that I have vacation for a month

Why isn't a Future Simple ("After that I will have vacation for a month") used here?
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Different tense in one sentence

I have been trying to use the 'past perfect' tense and other related grammars in my sentence. I want to make sure if the sentences below are grammatically correct. I would also like to know if these ...
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difference between present simple and future simple [duplicate]

What is the difference between the following two sentences? The first one is in present simple tense and second one is in future simple tense but the difference in the meaning is not clear. We fly to ...
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My question is about sth in advance

Can we say : i need to start to collect/gather documents one and half a year ahead of time? Or what do we need to say when we're talking in advance?
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What kind of future verb tense is this: “will needs continue”? [duplicate]

What kind of future verb tense is this: "will needs continue"? These contests may take place at any time the competitors express their readiness, due notice of course, being given the day ...
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Difference between will and will be

What is the difference between below sentences or they are completely same at all? We will be looking at the questions very soon I will focus on new questions and We will look at the questions very ...
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By the time phrase and future simple. Possible?

Which options are correct and why? I'll have had lots of money by tomorrow or I'll have lots of money by tomorrow? I'll be there by tomorrow or I'll have been there by tomorrow? I'll have finished ...
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Sequence of moods

1. If you would/'d do me this favour, I will/'ll be very grateful to you. 2. If you would/'d do me this favour, I would/'d be very grateful to you. 3. If you will/'ll do me this favour, I will/'ll be ...
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When I will have

I recently wrote a letter of motivation with this sentence Later on, when I will have more experience as a Salesperson, I plan on gaining responsibilities in... Is this sentence correct ? Or should ...
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What's the difference between 'will be starting' and 'will start'?

The guide announced that the tour of the museum will be starting in 10 minutes and is schduled to run for about two hours. if i replace 'will be starting' with 'will start', is there any meaning ...
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İf + Present “Using” for future?

İ have a question. İf(when) his team is champion, he is happy.(he will (be) happy). > this can means for future? Tnx
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What is the difference between “when we are” and “when we will be”?

Please help me understand the difference between these two statements. I hope we can all celebrate when we are back in office. I hope we can all celebrate when we will be back in office.
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By the time the teacher comes to class, the students.. (complete) their homework

In this sentence: By the time the teacher comes to class, the students... (complete) their homework In what tense should complete be?
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Use of “will be” with time clause

Can we use future form in below sentence? There is 'after' which indicates time clause (as far as I know present simple or present perfect should be used instead of future in such case) so can I use ...
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“Big cities will be growing or will have grown by then.”

Big cities will be growing or will have grown by then. In this sentence we use future continuous or future perfect simple.
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Question on future tense

“I will be leaving for France tomorrow”-1 “I will leave for France tomorrow”-2 What’s the difference in two sentences?, Which is statement is better?
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I am confused about the tense and the sentence structure here

If I couldn't get out of it could she come with me? If I can't get out of it can she come with me? Which sentence is correct as I want to use for if condition talking about future?
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Is there any future tense in English grammar?

The future tense is a verb tense used for a future activity or a future state of being. For example: I will jump in the lake. (This is a future activity.) I will be happy. (This is a future state of ...
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I don't understand the use of will in this sentence

She has been chosen and she is going to / will /is spending (spend) the next 8 months working on a school project I choose going to as it is a personnal plan and should have been decided before she ...
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Is my solution correct in this case

if you want to talk to me,I am training all afternoon That was what I answered in a test on future forms but the answer was "will be training"( I am almost sure that my solution is good )Am ...
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Will vs shall in interrogative sentences?

As a non-native English speaker I face difficulty in understanding about shall vs will in interrogative sentences. can you please suggest which one is correct? 1. will i do? 2. shall i do? Why we use ...
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have to or will have to

You have to supervise the task while I'm away. You'll have to supervise the task while I'm away. You have to supervise the task if I'm away. You'll have to supervise the task if I'm away. Do they ...
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Is there any difference between “they'll” and “they're going to” in this context?

Is there any difference between "they'll" and "they're going to" in the context below or are they completely interchangeable? I made a big fool of myself at the office Christmas ...
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What is the difference in meaning between future simple and present progressive when they express a refusal or a promise

You can try and kill me, but still, I'm not telling you anything! You can try and kill me, but still, I won't tell you anything! Do these two sentences have a different meaning? Is won't tell ...
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Are sometimes Simple Future and Future Progressive interchangeable

One thing that tricks me is the meaning the progressive form of the future conveys. For instance: This time next week we'll be meeting our boos Saturday I'll be fighting him Does those two mean: ...
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Can I use Future Perfect Continuous to describe actions that will be happening in the future for some period of time?

I've been reading about Future Continuous and Future Perfect Continuous tenses in an article (I'm not providing a link, because it's in Russian). It says that I should use Future Continuos with ...
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The difference between will do and will be doing

I know the future continuous refers to temporary actions and events that will be in progress at a particular time in the future. However, I feel confused about the following two sentences. ...
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going to and future [duplicate]

Nobody is going to even look at you when your sister is there. How come the first part of sentence is in future and the last part in present? Is it a conditional ? I tried to change it in conditional ...
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Why is “will” used in a time clause with “when”?

When it will be ready, it will get out. Why is it not When it is ready, it will get out Future with clause time is rarely used: so why is it used in this clause,"when it will be ready"? I ...
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a hypothetical situation in future

I was writing a letter for my exam practise. I have written a sentence in this letter which is Otherwise, not only would I have said no to the client but I also would have brought so many gifts for ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “when there are” and “when there will be”

Finally, “when” can be used to provide further information about a particular point in time. Compare the following two sentences: I will go jogging tomorrow when there are no cars in the streets. I ...
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Time frame of these sentences

The tenses are divided into 12 main categories depending on their time frame i.e. Present, Past and Future. I want to know then under which time frame these sentences can be categorised. It could not ...
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Future perfect in a time clause

I’ve read the sentence “After I’ll have finished eating my lunch by 2 p.m, I’ll go to the supermarket” and I’m confused because the rules say we should always use a present tense in a time clause but “...
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Is it correct to say to your child “you go to school tomorrow” when that event is a part of a school time-table?

We often use the simple present tense to talk about scheduled future event. For example, The train leaves at 6 AM tomorrow. Children go to school according to a fixed timetable that is set up by their ...
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which one to use 'will open' vs 'is open' for future? [closed]

Which one is correct or wrong? Can you please explain in detail? The shop will open tomorrow. The shop is open tomorrow. The shop will be open tomorrow. The shop will be opened tomorrow. And one ...
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Differences between will, going to and doing+V to describe future time in everyday English

I know there are some subtle academic differences between them but do native speakers really consider it before choosing the correct tense to use or they are interchangeable in everyday English?
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Will and Would In future prediction

While learning C2 level grammar structures for my exam, I came across this structure. Using would with wide range of adverbs such as possibly, undoubtedly etc. Consider these sentences: I believe ...
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Future continuous Vs future perfect continuous

It is about the future tense in English. What is the difference between the future continuous and the future perfect continuous? Examples: He will be tired because he will be exercising so hard. He ...

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