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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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Is this the correct use of “will it”?

Once the spirit is broken, only when the human has lost all hope WILL IT be transferred to the soul extraction chamber. It should be "it will be" for conditionals here, right??
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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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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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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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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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Which tense is more suitable?

In the near future you will discard your body with robotic upgrades. Or In the near future you would discard your body with robotic upgrades. Won't we use "would" instead as we're speculating ...
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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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Hi, I am wondering if this sentence is grammatically correct: future tenses

I am wondering if this sentence is grammatically correct: In the year 2200 some people will live on the moon. Can I also write : In the year 2200 some people will be living on the moon ?
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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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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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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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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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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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Meaning of “would be” in “announced that he would be leaving Google”

On August 3, 2012, Bloch announced that he would be leaving Google. (Source) What I can understand: I will leave Google. I would leave Google. What's the meaning of: would + be + verb-ing
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“will build” vs. “will have built”—any difference?

My question is one I saw on a site it is.I want to know the difference between the sentences. By 2025, I think we will build a settlement on Mars. and By 2025, I think we will have ...
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“I will go to the party *to* kiss her” vs. “I will go to the party *and* kiss her”

"I will go to the party to kiss her." "I will go to the party and kiss her." Which one is more "proper one? I'm thinking second one is more formal but I'm not sure.
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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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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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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 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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Confused over passive-voice - future simple or future continuous?

The book report will be given by Mary to the class. Reconstruct the sentence in the passive form. a) Mary will be giving a book report to the class. b) Mary will give a book report to the class. ...
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could a memory be a present evidence and require “going to” for an hypothetic future action

May be my name will ring you a bell when you are reading this message. I have bought many records from you but we haven't been in touch for a long time. I thought the label was over, glad it is not ...
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Future Perfect Simple

I had to solve an exercise with 3 examples tenses on the future perfect simple tense. Could someone answer me these please? 1-Icebergs will have melted by 2050. 2-Global warming will have repercussed ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “be going to” and “will” with an “if-clause” in the context of showing someone around?

What is the difference in meaning between be going to and will with an if-clause in the context of showing someone around? For example: If you look to the right, you will see an old castle. If ...
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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 ...
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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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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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“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? ...
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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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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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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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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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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...