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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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“Will you be free” vs “Are you free”

I want to hang out with my friend on Sunday (or some other time), what is the correct way to ask him about his ability to do it? a)"Are you free on Sunday?" or b)"Will you be free on Sunday?" I can ...
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Why do people prefer using “will be doing” form(future continuous) when they can use just “will do”(simple future)?

I get confused several times, especially in speaking English, when I hear more and more native English speaker prefer to use "be doing" form. When I attend a class the instructor may say "We will be ...
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Present tense or Will

The person who wins gets the prize The person who wins will get the prize The person who will win gets the prize The person who will win will get the prize Which of the above are ...
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Will vs Present tense

I hope he arrives soon vs I hope he will arrive soon I don't know if he leaves today vs I don't know if he will leave today I know he knows vs I know he will know I hope it heals soon ...
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The main clause in future tense, the sub clause in present tense [on hold]

On Monday, Chicago will make history when Lori Lightfoot becomes the city’s first black female mayor. Why?
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Is the tense shifting in the first paragraph acceptable?

The Qinghai Tibet Railway, the highest in the world, begins operation on Saturday. 【The first train will leave Golmud, the second largest city of Qinghai Province in Northwest China, for Lhasa, in the ...
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What tense should I use with “leave”?

The Qinghai-Tibet Railyway, the world's highest, starts operating on Saturday. The first train will leave Golmud for Lhasa in the morning. ......The first train leaves Golmud for Lhasa in the morning....
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What is the best solution “going to or present progressive ”for a future event in this case

Shall I say Next monday they are operating my arm or they are going to operate my arm I think the first one is better because it is stronger than an intention .We can suppose the date was fixed and ...
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will or present progressive in this case

Buy some pizzas for your lunch! We are not coming back or won't come back home because our friends has just invited us i think second one is better because it has not been planned, it is a decision ...
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Which of the following is correct: She will visit her friend soon or She will be visiting her friend soon

Which of the following is correct: She will visit her friend soon Or She will be visiting her friend soon
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The time will come when your dream (will?) come true

According to Swan Practical English Usage (Don't say it! 130 common mistakes, page:xxvi); Don't say / write: I will phone you when I will arrive. Say / write: I will phone you when I arrive. ...
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there will be/ is going to be

I want to say that tomorrow there will be a workshop. is this sentence grammatically correct: tomorrow is going to be a workshop Sounds to me that tomorrow is that workshop itself... is there ...
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“will probably” use together

CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced “The simplest interpretation is that those mutations will probably have an impact on cognitive function in the twins,” says Silva. ...
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Sequence of tenses in two independent clauses?

I am sorry that I could not see you before leaving my old place, but I will soon visit the area to deal with the last few things there and I hope to see you then. My question is whether the above ...
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what to use? future tense or present tense after where

In the example the move on Y axis will not be started until I switch the toggle into the position where input 4 will be set to Low. or In the example the move on Y axis will not be started until ...
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Future perfect progressive tense with 'if'

I would just like to ask if the part of the sentence marked bold is correct. My friend started her chemo yesterday and will be checked next month to know if she will have been responding well to ...
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Does this sentence make sense? - would expect to receive

Could someone please check if the following sentence makes sense/correct? As discussed earlier, there is one more video in the pipeline you would expect to receive by the end of September. It ...
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Present continuous for future

Rachel: I am giving Sophie the iPhone for her birthday. What (you / give) her? Fiona: I will probably get her a new purse. She keeps losing money from her old one. The answer is "What are you ...
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going to for a non planned decision

After Harry had given the lecture, while he was descending from the podium, however, one of the research assistants intercepted him, and began to ask him a question on the theory of relativity.......
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What is the difference between future continuous and future perfect continuous?

Context: 'I will be going tomorrow' and 'I will have been going tomorrow'. As meaning of both seems to be same, so what's the exact difference between the meanings of these two sentences?
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will vs going to in formal situations [closed]

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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Does “Pope to meet U.S. bishops” use the word “to” to emphasize?

Does this news article title use the word "to" to emphasize? Pope to meet U.S. bishops amid sex abuse scandal, allegations of Vatican coverup
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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 ...