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The future tense is a verbal construction that marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet.

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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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Can present continuous (passive form) be used with future adverb of time?

Well, I was going through Cambridge Essential Grammar in Use book and in unit 22 I came across this sentence: Football matches are often played at the weekend, but no matches are being played next ...
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About to/Not about to + Will be about to

As I understand I am going to do it = I have an intention of doing it Although we don't know whether it will happen in 5 seconds or in 3 months. I am about to do it = Very very soon I will do it This ...
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How do I express subjuctive future in English?

This is a question already asked. However I have a case that is not covered. There are cases where the subjunctive is not part of a typical "if" conditional sentence. I'll give an example in ...
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Correct future tense of flying

By ear I feel that the answer is "I'm going to fly", but the more I think about it and the more I see "will fly" to Paris as a legitimate option as well, can you guys help me out ...
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“She'll be sleeping in my tower.” Why the future continuous?

This dialogue is from a series called “A discovery of witches”. The male protagonist, a vampire, is talking to her mom about the sleeping arrangements for his girlfriend, a witch, who is being pursued ...
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Can the past tense be relative?

How natural or unnatural is the following sentence, which was suggested by a native speaker (it might not be the exact wording, but 'paid' was surely used)? It would be helpful to me if you would ...
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Can I use ‘could’ to talk about Simple Future Tense?

As far as I know there are two ways to use the simple future tense: we can use either “will” or “be going to”.  For example: It will rain tomorrow( it’s going to rain tomorrow) It could rain ...
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Can not understand the meaning of the sentence

Plenty of students continue to be drawn to the intellectual thrill of linguistics field work. 1.is the sentence passive form? 2.does this indicate the future?
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I will be able to cook

Here (https://poligo.com/en/articles/grammar/when-use-can-or-be-able-ability) it was written: If you mean "know how to", use "can": I can cook Can you speak French? There is a ...
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Present continuous to express future arangements conditionally

I was taught that we can use present continous to express future that has been arranged. For example, "I am staying home today". Today, I stumbled upon on the following example: "I am staying in ...
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“Take the material from January” vs. “Take the material from November”

So let's say we are currently in June, and I am considering using materials that has been allocated to future needs. I understand that if we were to take something leftover from the past, we would use ...
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be used to VS get used to in Future time

I've read this one and I still haven't got the difference. Could anyone explain the difference on these two examples: There are some things in this life that you'll never be used to / get used to. I ...
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The past in the future reported speech

When I'm telling about the future but refering to the past which is not the past yet, which tense should I use? Please, tell me, what you, as a native speaker would use, and what do other people use. ...
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Should I use “will” or “going to” or Present continuous to describe an upcoming future arrangement that will be held continuously for some time?

I am writing a formal email to a teacher, the sentence I am sending: "By the start of next week, we are going to launch weekly online sessions to provide support for our students" I want to express ...
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passive with wh- [closed]

when passive is used, it is mandatory to use be verb. Thank you for letting me know.
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Confused over passive-voice - future simple or future continuous?

The book report will be given by Mary to the class. Reconstruct the sentence in the passive form. a) Mary will be giving a book report to the class. b) Mary will give a book report to the class. ...
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Which tense is more suitable?

In the near future you will discard your body with robotic upgrades. Or In the near future you would discard your body with robotic upgrades. Won't we use "would" instead as we're speculating ...
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Simple Present with future meaning

I have learnt at school that you only can use the simple present for specific events in the future e.g. The bus leaves at 8.45. But when I watch an english series or a movie I also hear a lot ...
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could a memory be a present evidence and require “going to” for an hypothetic future action

May be my name will ring you a bell when you are reading this message. I have bought many records from you but we haven't been in touch for a long time. I thought the label was over, glad it is not ...
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Future Perfect Simple

I had to solve an exercise with 3 examples tenses on the future perfect simple tense. Could someone answer me these please? 1-Icebergs will have melted by 2050. 2-Global warming will have repercussed ...
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Tense of verb when talking in future

If I have the sentence: I can yell "Hello" the next time I walk by and she stares at me through the window. Is it correct to have "stares" in present tense like that? Or should it be in a different ...
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What's correct here, “will” or “am going to”?

As an English learner, I've got a question regarding the following sentence. "I've got a 10% pay raise. Next month, I ... have 2750 pounds." Should I use "will" or "am going to" here? And why? ...
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Meaning of “to stay in hospital” in a headline vs. “will remain hospitalized” in the lead [duplicate]

First, in the present and then in the future. Why? it's from a newspaper The title is in the present tense. I don't understand why: Taylor to stay in hospital The actress, Elizabeth Taylor, ...
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Hi, I am wondering if this sentence is grammatically correct: future tenses

I am wondering if this sentence is grammatically correct: In the year 2200 some people will live on the moon. Can I also write : In the year 2200 some people will be living on the moon ?
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Is this the correct use of “will it”?

Once the spirit is broken, only when the human has lost all hope WILL IT be transferred to the soul extraction chamber. It should be "it will be" for conditionals here, right??
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What is the difference in meaning between “be going to” and “will” with an “if-clause” in the context of showing someone around?

What is the difference in meaning between be going to and will with an if-clause in the context of showing someone around? For example: If you look to the right, you will see an old castle. If ...
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How do I say that I want something to end soon using “I would like” and “I hope” and maybe Future Perfect

I'm wondering now how to say that I want this pandemic (or anything else) to end soon. Is this sentence correct? Using I hope: I hope this pandemic will have ended by June. is this tense Future ...
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Using the future tense with “ in case ”

Actually I've never heard "in case" used with the future tense before ,so I'm wondering if it's correct or not . Let's suppose I want to send a video to someone who doesn't go online very often . ...
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What is the difference between the meaning of two statements?

I'm confused with passive future. What is the difference between the meaning of two following statements : She will go as soon as the stores will be opened. She will go as soon as the stores are ...
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Future meaning: “I'm seeing” vs “ I'll see” [duplicate]

Could you please explain to me why they use the Simple Future "I'll see" in Sentence 8? (in the attached picture). I answered "I'm seeing" because i thought that "the meeting is set (tomorrow) and ...
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The use of the future continuous in place of the future simple

Tell me please why the presenter in this clip decided to use the future progressive instead of the future simple. It is at 1 minute and 56 seconds. Here is the exerpt: If you don't like my cooking, ...
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The use of “will” and “be going to” for something that will happen in the very near future

I read in one grammar book that will and be going to can be used for something planed in the future. But if it is the very near future. For example: I will go to work tomorrow. I am going to ...
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Is “if” with “will” possible in this case?

I would like to know if you will stock this record I would like to know if you stock this record I think the first one sounds better because the record I am talking too is not out yet but I also ...
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Present or future in that case

Which is the better way to phrase this sentence? I would like to know if you will stock this record. Or I would like to know if you stock this record. Is future tense correct or is present ...
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Present Continuous with going to

What is the difference between these? I am going to run. I am going running. Do those mean the same thing as each other? Do they mean the same thing as any or all of these next ones? I am going to ...

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