Questions tagged [future-tense]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
0answers
34 views

What is the difference between 'are taken' and 'will be taken' in the following sentence

I am not sure what the answer is to this multiple choice question is. These criminals ----------- to prison after their trial. 1) are taken 2) will be taken In my opinion, ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 . ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Future meaning: “I'm seeing” vs “ I'll see”

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
26 views

How can I know when a present-tense verb has a future time implication not strictly a present time one?

When do I know that the present tense has a future implication not a present one? For instance: We are making some changes to the speech and we are losing the ‘ocean’ part. Does the verb losing here ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Present continuous to talk about the future

I've recently read a grammar rule; 'The present continuous can refer to the future', which suggests that English speakers often use the present continuous tense to talk about something that's about to ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Future Tense: Doing Project which will finish by March

The project will have already finished by March. The project will have finished by March. The project will finish by March. Now I'm doing it. In March, it will have been completed. It may be ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

using will and will be in proper places

I have confusion in a sentence. If restaurants sell pizza, their sales will double. or, If restaurants sell pizza, their sales will be doubled. Will / will be which one is correct and why? their ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

“to reach his office” vs “will reach his office”

If I want to use the present or the future in this case, which one is better? I am talking about instructions that I must tell a person something. Sit on this chair and wait for the manager to reach ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

Is it natural and common to use “will” for official arrangements and scheduled events?

Is natural and common to use "will" for official arrangements and scheduled events? For example: The meeting will start at 9 o'clock. My vacation will start on December 21st. The bus will ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

Is The Present Continuous possible here?

_______ (visit) your aunt while you are in Paris? I think the answers can be: Will you be visiting Will you visit Are you going to visit. What about the present continuous, Are you visiting. Is ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

“Up to + Day” - Tense choices

May I use present continuous to replace future continuous for the following sentence? Up to Friday, the cinema will be offering tickets at half off the regular price. May I also say: Up to ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

“In no time” - choose the correct verbal construction

Why do we have to choose the future continuous construction for the following sentence? “The doctor says I will be feeling better in no time.” Can’t I use the present continuous cpnstruction? ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

You will be fine

I have a doubt on this sentence You will be fine. I want to know what kind of sentence is this? As per my research, it is not a sentence in the future continuous form, although it uses, will be It ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

What is the difference in meaning between “be going to be doing something” and “will be doing something”?

Is there any difference in meaning between be going to be doing and will be doing? For example: I can't go to the party as I am going to be working on my project. I can't go to the party as I ...
2
votes
1answer
289 views

What is the difference between “I will need something” and “I will be needing something”?

Is there any difference in meaning between the following sentences. Don't throw your boots away yet because you will need them. Don't throw your boots away yet because you will be needing them....
0
votes
2answers
54 views

In the next chapter we are going to learn or in the next chapter we will learn?

In texts (books, tutorials, etc) when we want to express an action that will happen in the text itself, such as giving instructions or explaining a subject, should we use will or going to? In this ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Completed action in the future

Which Tense should I use to tell if completed action in the future? e.g 1 a) Later we realized that he changed his route. (in the past context) b) Later we realize that he change/changed his route. ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Using the modal verb WILL

I have come across the following sentences in an upper-intermediate book: Living in a foreign country seems strange at first, but you soon get used to it. Don't worry. You will soon get used to it. ...
2
votes
2answers
38 views

By the time…, was/had been

Could someone tell me what's the difference between: By the time we got here, the place was barricaded. By the time we got here, the place had been barricaded. The same question about these ...
-2
votes
1answer
24 views

A change of plan

Think about plans you've had which changed. Use these or your own ideas… • meeting friends • commuting / traveling • planning an event Answer these questions: What were you planning to do? What ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Sentence grammar problem about “To” --> “I will help you (To) study English” [duplicate]

Sentence grammar problem, I don't know when should I need to add "To" into a sentence, please help me to give me more information about Tense structure or Grammar architecture feedback, thanks. ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Is “will” compulsory for future event?

Here, both sentences indicate a future event. What is the difference between the two sentences? The meeting starts at 5 o'clock. The meeting will start at 5 o'clock. Is the first ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Present Simple as Future

We use Present Simple when the thing that will happen in the future time. But can we use Present Simple when no time is specified. For example: What happens to him after that? Choose what happens to ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Does the “Future will ”and “Be going to” actually have a difference between them?

Well, I might give up trying to understand the difference between those verb tenses. I know the differences between them Be going to: Plans planned; Predictions that you can see, and you have ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

What is the correct way to refer to future that is spoken about in the past?

I want to talk about a moment in the future that I though about in the past. Is any of these sentences correct and why? I thought we might become more than just friends in the far future, when our ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Double “will” or not

Please consider the following sentences: It is an act which will make the audience think that I (have/will have) used too much time. The man never wants to buy her the ring, which will leave ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Uncertain about future perfect

I'm trying to better acquaint myself with the future perfect tense, and I wanted to ask if the following sentence makes correct use of it: I believe the pressure to impeach President Trump would ...
12
votes
4answers
4k views

Why can't you say don't instead of won't?

Our textbook says, A: "I have to go shopping this afternoon." B: "Don't forget the bread." A: "No, I won't." About the last sentence, why can't you say "No, I don't."? i.e. Why is "No, I don'...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

present simple vs will

Why has the writer used "will" rather than "simple present" in the following sentences: 1) Many people learn English because they think it will be useful in some way for international ...
-1
votes
1answer
48 views

Grammar present simple, simple future, present continuous

Following on from fireeeeeee's answer to this question, the example "I eat cereal for breakfast" and the descriptions concerned, please let me know what is the difference between that and the sentence ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

1st and 2nd conditional mixed?

I am so confused because I see lots of 1st and 2nd conditional mixed sentences.(or maybe it not) There is an example in music video called "Queen of Mean". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9o1QS-itsU ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

The present continuous vs. the 'going to' construction for future events

Is there any slight difference between the two sentences below? I’m taking the car to the mechanic’s shop tomorrow. I’m going to take the car to the mechanic’s shop tomorrow.
3
votes
1answer
190 views

Using “expect” in the future tense

Today I encountered with these sentences: It will be expected to be raining tomorrow. Society may change, but gender roles won’t be expected to change with it. Is this usage of "expect" with ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

A Particular Use of “Would”

Someone commented on a YouTube video, and I don't understand why he used "would". Here is the comment: I swear the video could be 911 stories and there would be a police photo on the thumbnail.
0
votes
1answer
22 views

An exercise about the future tense

Here is an exercise from Interchange 3 by Jack C. Richards. Complete these predictions with the correct Verb forms( Choose between will, future continuous and future perfect). (More than one ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

WOULD meaning in those sentences

1.I think we would be better off friends. 2.I think that i would die. 3.I would die for you. 4.I think i would just cut the wire. Why would is used in those sentences? I think it is not ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

“Would” usage in this sentence

The truth is that I loved him and I stood by him and he sent me to you, like he would send a stagehand to pick up his shirts. What is the usage of would in this sentence? I think would is only used ...
2
votes
2answers
544 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

If it will do or If it does

I’ve decided to attend the course no mаtter if it (will come / comes) in hаndy in the futurе or not. Is it grammatically correct to use “will” after “if” in a case like this?
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Question about the tense of “until …” in a object clause

Quite confused about it. Here is a sentence: I was wondering if you could lend me a few dollars until I get paid on Friday. Why is got or would get improper here? Compared with: I said I would go ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

future or present simple for a very soon action

Shall I say School is finished in 2 weeks or school will be finished in 2 weeks" I think both are ok but first seems for me better because the action of finishing school is a scheduled date like a ...

1
2 3 4 5
9