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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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Correct tense for sentence

For example in this sentence: If the club limited its membership, it will have to raise its dues. In this, first part of sentence is conditional and is a probable event for future. But I am not sure ...
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“See you next week” vs. “I'll see you next week” vs. “I'll be seeing you next week”

Is there a difference in meaning and use between these sentences? See you next week. I'll see you next week. I'll be seeing you next week. When I say good-bye to a friend, I tend to say ...
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Is this correct… “Every time I will listen to this song, I will remember you.”

Is this correct... "Every time I will listen to this song, I will remember you." It's just that using will twice sounds awkward to me.
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“Speak of the devil and he shall appear”- Why is “shall” allowed here?

Speak of the devil and he shall appear First the thing struck me was use of "shall" because "shall" has taken it's place pretty much in language museum. It appears via the Wikipedia article that it ...
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Why is 'what will you do tomorrow evening' incorrect?

‘What will you do / are you doing tomorrow evening?’ ‘Nothing. I’m free.’ (Essential Grammar in Use) The book says ‘are you doing’ is correct. But I don’t know why ‘will you do’ is not correct?
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What does 'already' with future tense mean?

"Yes..." said Ron softly, "It's the only way... I've got to be taken." "NO!" Harry and Hermione shouted. "That's chess!" snapped Ron. "You've got to make some sacrifices! I take one step forward ...
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“I will be available anytime during the morning, until 4pm”

I am trying to answer someone regarding my availability for an interview with this sentence: I will be available anytime during the morning, until 4 pm. Is this grammatically correct?
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Conditional for a future plan conditioned by your available time

Which one of these is correct, to speak about a future plan and time? I will come to the party if I have time I would come to the party if I had time I will come to the party if I would have ...
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Use of the future tense after the phrase “I'll let you know when…”

Which sentence should I use? I'll let you know when I have more information. I'll let you know when I'll have more information. Also, what is the proper grammatical explanation for the correct ...
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Future Continuous with planned actions?

Does the Future Continuous create the idea of a planned action as well as the Present Continuous does? If I say "I am seeing Jim tomorrow." I think it means that I have arranged it. It's also OK to ...
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“I will be” or “I'm going to be” [duplicate]

Let's say someone doesn't feel fine at the moment when another person asks how he feels. But he's sure that he should feel better soon - which one is correct: "I will be fine" or "I'm going to ...
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Quiet or you die! Hold still or I'll kill you! - present vs. future tense?

What is the difference between the future and present tense in the following sentences? Which tense is more preferred? Quiet or you die! Quiet or you'll die! And Hold still or I kill you! Hold ...
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How to speak about future unreal conditional statement?

How can I speak suppose I want to ask a gentleman, "If there had a dress code tomorrow, it would be better". Is this the right way to talk about the future possibility?
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Will + Present Perfect constructions, application for past and future

And they will not have been in a bed or have had a shower in almost a week! Does this sentence say that there will be a period of time in the future, and it will last a week, when they are not going ...
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Does the verb “be” in a reported speech have to be in the past?

If I'm talking about the future-in-past, do I always need to put the verb be in the past (was) even if this future is still in the future relative to the time of utterance? Here is the situation: I ...
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Can the Past Continuous be used for future events?

I am taking Spanish classes next week. Despite that it is Present Continuous, it tells us about the future. But if I put it to the past, will it retain its meaning? That day I started new life. I ...
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Does Future Simple imply completeness?

I know that Simple Past implies completeness. I read the book. (past) This sentence means that I completely read the book in the past. α) Is it the same for Future Simple? I will read the ...
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How ofted do you use Future Perfect nowadays

How often do you use Future Perfect in the US and UK? How does it sound to you? I will have visited Asia by the time I am 30 years old. The mankind will have colonized Mars by 2030. For example: a) ...
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The usage of the present simple for the future actions

I've got a bunch of examples dealing with the same issue. I have had some opinions on them but some of the opinions are controversial. So, I hope to get a better picture from you. The issue deals with ...
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“By the time you received this email”?

I received this email from Microsoft and really don't understand it. We hope that everything is working as expected by the time you received this email I don't understand the logic behind ...
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“When I grow up, I am going to be a doctor”- Is it correct?

When I grow up, I am going to be a doctor. Is this sentence correct? Personally I think my growing up will happen in future and "I am going to be a doctor" sounds like it is going to happen in next ...
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When to use “be” in a sentence?

We'll be late! We'll late! You'll be so tired in the morning. You'll so tired in the morning. It will be very pleasant for you. It will very pleasant for you. I'll be all right. I'll all right. To ...
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What tense should we use in the present time (now) to refer to an event happening during a future other event?

I have planned a meeting, that will be the day after tomorrow. If now I want to tell someone about the main point of the meeting, what could I choose? During the meeting we are discussing about ...
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Using the future tense in a sentence containing a dependent clause starting with “when”

Which of the following sentences is correct? When we know what she decides, we will see what to do. When we will know what she decides, we see what to do. When we will know what she decides, ...
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Construction of future tense with 'when'

Consider this expression This knowledge will come handy, when I am going to go there this summer. This knowledge will come handy when I go there this summer. I would like to know if the previous ...
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“going to” vs. “fixing to”

"Well, you knew Roxanne was fixing to get married," Gladiola begins. Sarah stares at her. "You mean Missy," she says [...] (The New York Times) If I'm not wrong, in the sentence above I observe that "...
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May I use “will” in an “if” clause?

Which is of the following sentence is correct? If you sit here 10 minutes, I will tell the manager you have been here for an hour. If you will sit here 10 minutes, I will tell the manager you ...
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Tenses: future, past, and simple present

Susan is at the factory now. She came to the factory by bus, but she will go home by car. Do these sentences use the tenses correctly?
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“I 'will'/'would' wager he 'has heard'/'will have heard' I have dismissed”

“I will wager he has heard I have dismissed the duke and the comte. He thinks he has me, and because he does, he has dared to ignore me. Oh, I just hate his arrogance!” She stamped her foot ...
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Using “now” with the future tense

When I am joking about something told me, which is not correct, in Italian I often reply with Ora mi dirai che […] (literally, "now you will tell me that […]"). Is it correct to use now in a sentence ...
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Hoping something for the future

When you want to say that you hope or expect that something happens to someone, but in some moment in the future, what sentence is the right one: I hope your holidays will be great. I hope that ...

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