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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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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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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