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Questions tagged [future-tense]

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

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Mix tense exercise

How could I choose the correct verb of tense in article? For example, one exercise said that "choose the correct verb tense (past,present,future tense) using the word in parenthesis for this article"...
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will vs going to in formal situations

Is it true that only "will" should be in formal situations instead of "going to"? I am quite sure that it is used in newspaper reporting and "going to" is rarely used there. When "will" is used in a ...
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Can vs. Will be able to

We use can to talk about future actions which we will be able to do because of present ability, present circumstances, present decisions etc. • She can win the race tomorrow if she tries really ...
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'will' and 'be going to' which is correct?

I'm not a native-speaker, so sometimes future tense (be going to, will) is tricky to me. a. If it rains this weekend, I'm gonna stay home. b. If it rains this weekend, I will stay home. c. If this ...
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Future tenses difference in meaning

please confirm if I am right regarding the difference in the meaning of the following variants: 1)- Is Jenny going to find… 2)- Isn’t Jenny going to find… 3)- Will Jenny find… 4)- Won’t Jenny find ...
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Present Tense and Future Tense

The question, below, is in present tense but the answer, below in second clause, is in future tense. Why? The question is " what does the headline suggest about the main idea of the article?". The ...
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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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Why is “won't” used instead of “doesn't” sometimes?

I've started noticing people using constructions like "something won't do something" as a present tense instead of "something doesn't do something". For example, here is a piece from Eminem's song ...
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Sentence construction use of Simple Tense to tell future tense

Which one is correct to say ? 1] Dont worry I help you . 2] Don't worry I will help you .
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I am never going to talk to you ever again vs will never talk to you

What is the difference between "I am never going to talk to you ever again and "I will never talk to you ever again" As far as I know, Present Continuous is used to talk about planned or scheduled ...
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Choice of Tense “in my lifetime”

Could anyone explain the meaning of the phrase "in my lifetime" to me? I don't really understand why it needs Future Simple exclusively. People won't live on the Moon in my lifetime. Is it possible ...
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By the time we get there, he will be/will have been gone

By the time we get there, he will be/will have been gone. I would like to know whether there is a difference between these two or the perfect tense is wrong here. I assume that with the perfect ...
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Why is “will” future used in this sentence?

The following sentence, which is found in a grammar test in a textbook for learners of English called Tourism 2 (OUP), is given by a tour guide as part of her explanation of a schedule: As soon as ...
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Will or will be? [duplicate]

I am studying Oxford Practice Grammar Book. I have seen this sentence below. Can we use "will be" instead of "will" in this sentence? The meeting will start at half past seven.
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“Working” or “will be working”?

In the context: Ms. Johnson will be tired tonight due to the fact that she is busy with her work all day long. Is there any other way to say it correctly? For example: A) Ms. Johnson will be tired ...
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Can I use 'will' twice in this sentence?

Is it correct to use will twice in the following sentence? Will your books will be available in electronic format?
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The present perfect tense describing a future event?

I was working out an online Enlish test, and came up into this question: I'll get in touch with you as soon as I _____ the results. Your Answer: am informed to Correct: have been ...
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verb tense in the right side of “so that”

I would like to link two sentences using so that. He is trying to improve his language skills. He doesn't want to have a problem in communicating with others at work in the future. What tense should ...
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What does “will” add to the meaning of the mentioned sentence?

What does "will" add to the meaning of this sentence? Does it actually add the meaning of future tense? Much more could and should be said about this, but the foregoing will have to suffice for ...
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How to use must, May, Might for future and for present continuous?

Can I use them for Future tense for example "i must/may/might go to New York tomorrow". and can they be used in Present continuous form as well? For example " He must/may/might be having dinner. ...
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Other methods to speak about future plans

I was reading an examiner’s comments about an essay written by someone. The essay is about describing the changes that’s going to be happen to a place according to a plan. In the essay, the writer ...
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Harmonization of two simple sentences in the future tense

I want to say in one phrase: We'll be back. Then rain will start. To my oppinion this should be like: We'll be back before the rain will start. According to the google translator: We'll be ...
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“I {am / was / will be / have been} loved” What is the difference between them? [closed]

I want to know the meaning of these sentences I am loved I was loved I will be loved I have been loved What is the difference between them?
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I vs I will, following introductory phrase

Which of the folllowing is correct? Sometimes when I'm feeling sleepy, I take a nap. or Sometimes when I'm feeling sleepy, I will take a nap.
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going to or will if there are evidences that something is going to be done [duplicate]

Florence: Oh, look at that mountain of dirty dishes! Who is going to wash all of those? Jack: I promise I will do them when I get home from work. Why "going to" and not "will "is it because ...
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What are the differences between this two forms of future

Our return date will be depending on the cost of airline ticket. Probably not what you want. Maybe use this if you know that your return date will depend on the cost in the future, but you haven't ...
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Which future tense is better? [duplicate]

Did you know that Julia is having a baby? She ... (make) a great mother, I’ve no doubts. Should it be will or is going to? And why exactly?
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Future tenses-Which ones?

Which tense can I use in these sentences and why? Between 15.00 and 16.00 the day after tomorrow I have/am having/will be having/am going to have a game of tennis, so come to see me after that. I’m ...
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Do natives use “to be” to describe future tense?

Any data to be processed by this application is suggested to be kept under this directory. I found the sentence shown above on Stanford University's website. I would like to know whether the ...
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I will have been staying there for good after I passed the exam.(future perfect continuous)

Let's say you were asked what are your plans in the future. Then you answered, to live in the U.S.A for the rest of your life after you passed an exam. You say: 1)I will have been staying in the ...
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future or present in this case

She has to tell her boss when she will be on holydays or when she is on holydays I think the first one is better because you can ask the question she has to tell what not when
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will or going to in this case

I feel tired I am going to bed or I will go to bed I think the second one is better but that decision of" going to bed "has been taken before because feeling tired is not something that comes all of ...
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Using Simple present tense for future event / Plan / Schedule

Can we use simple present tense to communicate our future plans? Actually recently I read some strange sentences like, a) The plane arrives at 18.00 tomorrow. b) She has a yoga class tomorrow ...
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Future tense - I would be available anytime until 12pm or after 8pm from 2nd of April

Is this sentence grammatically correct? I will be available anytime until 12pm or after 8pm from 2nd of April. or I am available anytime until 12pm or after 8pm from 2nd of April.
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'I hope this helps' vs. 'I hope this will help'

An English expert at the end of his answer to a question, which is published online, wrote I hope this helps. Would the meaning be (slightly) different if he had written "I hope this will help" ...
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What should I use “am going to” or “will”?

Don't pick up the phone, I (will - am going to) answer.
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Use verb in sentence which begins “when”

Which one is true: "When I have enough money, I'll buy it" or "When I have enough money I'm going to buy it".
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would have Vs. had Vs. is to have

Below sentence is correct. (I got it right in Khan Academy) CORRECT: These efforts led to the creation of one of the most famous and enduring icons in American history—an icon who would have an ...
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How to use the verb “to hope for” in the right tense for something that hasn’t happened yet?

I am sending formal mail to a German company so I was wondering whether the following sentence is ok to use in that correspondence? We are hoping for the best results. Does this sentence make any ...
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She will be beautiful when she grows up

A. When she grows up, she we will be beautiful B. When she will grow up, she will be beautiful I have got a couple of doubts about this sentence: Which one of them is correct? Can I use the 2nd ...
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'Will be' vs 'will have been done' by [deadline]

I don't think there is any difference, either in choice of grammar or meaning, between, e.g., 'Everything will be done by Tuesday.' 'Everything will have been done by Tuesday.' except for the ...
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Will be done vs will have been done

Everything will be done by Tuesday. Everything will have been done by Tuesday. What is the difference (semantic, grammatical), if any, between the two? My question is different from this one ...
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Will or Be going to? I am in doubt in these sentences. Help!

Please, I would really appreciate if you can help me with these sentences using WILL or BE GOING TO....I do not know if they are correct. My try: 1-Mr Sinclair won´t be very happy with me. It is the ...
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Hope + future tense (will) / Hope + present tense

I have been told that I can't say "I hope I get this job (for example)", instead of it I should say "I hope I will get this job". Here's my question: does it make difference (cuz I feel like it does);...
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She always calls me WHEN

My preference goes to number #1. But I am not sure which one is correct. She always calls me when she has to go to the hospital. Or She'll always call me when she has to go to the ...
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“It is going to be Children’s Day next Tuesday. ” or “It will be Children’s Day next Tuesday.”?

It is going to be Children’s Day next Tuesday. It will be Children’s Day next Tuesday. It is Children’s Day next Tuesday. The third one is ungrammatical. The time is in the future, so I ...
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Future perfect auxiliary forms

‎Let today be monday. 1.We will have finished the work by Friday. 2.We would have finished the work by Friday. 3.We can have finished the work by Friday. 4.We could have finished the work by ...
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What will be acceptable

"Melanie starts school tomorrow." or "Melanie will start school from tomorrow". 1st sentence is simple present tense and the 2nd one is simple future tense, so my question instead of simple present ...
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future vs future continuous

The movie about the cursed child would have been made by 2020. Or The movie about the cursed child would be made by 2020. I want to know which of the sentences will hold good if the movie was to ...
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Future tense of 'drink': It will be drunk/drank/drunken?

Referring to a bottle of water, the sentence in question is: "I assure you, it will be drunk." Is this correct?