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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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Are perfect and simple tenses interchangeable in these examples? Do they have any difference?

Sci-fi movies earned the most income each year between 2006 and 2010. Sci-fi movies had earned the most income each year between 2006 and 2010. It is forecast that car ownership will decline by 10% in ...
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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 ...
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what is the best will or going to

Are you going to be sick if you eat that? This clause "are you going to" is a future prediction so shouldn't it be better to use will Is going to used as the event "being sick" is about to happen ...
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Wh-question about the future

So I have a question in my book: When will the meeting take place? Can I say the following instead? When is the meeting? We are talking about timetable kind of thing, aren't we?
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In-depth explanation of the difference between “will” and “going to”?

Background My wife and I take English classes provided by our companies, so we have different teachers. So now it happened that we had the same topic: future. Both teachers are native English speakers,...
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Going to have a chance?

For the sentences below, (it's part of a dialogue) "I'm learning Swedish. And next week I am going to have a chance to speak it for real. I am going to go to Sweden for 3 weeks" I feel that it's ...
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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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“Would be working” or “Will be working” is most suitable?

We ____ be working very differently after the lockdown is lifted. will would In our country (non-native) sometimes it is difficult to understand the concepts of 'will’ and ‘would'. I would like to ...
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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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something that I will/do not want to buy

I think I will never see an eastern carpet that I will not want to buy. I think I will never see an eastern carpet that I do not want to buy. Do the bold parts both refer to the future in (1) and (2)...
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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 ...
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Why is “will” not used when speaking about the future in “I'll talk to her when I meet her”?

Why is "will" not used when speaking about the future here? I'll talk to her when I meet her. Why can't we say this? I'll talk to her when I'll meet her.
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Should I say “I'm going to see” or “I'm going to”?

In the following situation: --Have you gone to see the doctor? --No, but_______. Should I say "I'm going to see" or "I'm going to"? I feel like the former one makes more sense, ...
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will or be going to in this situation

Let's assume, before the january 20, votes are announced. Donald Trump is not the president yet. But it's certain that he will/is going to be(I don't know which one to use). We use "be going to" for ...
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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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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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this is the first time **I visit** you

Hi my teacher (native) told me to find the solution for the problematic part of this sentence (in bold). "I’ve almost forgotten to mention that this is the first time I visit you." (Short ...
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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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What are we going to do now? / What will we do now?

I and my friend discussed a grammar exercise related to future tenses like this: We seem to be completely lost. What (we, do) _________ now? For me, 'what are we going to do now' sounds much more ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What is the best way to express the future in this case

Which is the best? Once you've paid, we will take an appointment with your sister. Once you've paid, we are taking an appointment with your sister. Once you've paid, we are going to take an ...
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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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By 2030, new well-paid jobs “will be”/“will have been” available

Here is the question: By 2030, new well-paid jobs (will be - will have been - had been - were being) available in London. This was a question in my exam. I chose "will have been", but my ...
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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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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 ...
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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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one sentence of “if”

Now, I'm talking about the past, something I'm not quite sure. (not the unreality) At that time, if he took part in the meeting on the next day, maybe he was preparing the speech. Is this ...
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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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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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Future perfect continuous or future continuous?

Which variant is correct? Will you still be living here in ten years? Or Will you still have been living here in ten years? Please help me see the difference between the two sentences.
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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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Rewrite a future tense sentences with (needs)?

I have just finished an English exam and there was an rewrite question like this: 1-His car broke down.He is going to repair it next week. (needs) It needs to be rewritten using the word ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Afterwards + present simple

If it is a message from another time, from a distant star, why has it been put there ? A possible answer comes soon afterwards, when the first light of the sun touches the object. It then sends out a ...
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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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Future in the past expressed by simple past?

This is the original text I have: October 31, 1906: "No, you had not told me that you did not expect to make any flights this year." (Source) Does the sentence have the same meaning as: 1) No, ...
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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 ...
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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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Usage of Future II in time sentences

I had communicated with a native speaker and received the next message: I: We will pay and sign the booking form the next week. Respond: Just let me know when the payment HAS BEEN MADE and I’ll keep ...

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