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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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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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The past in the future reported speech

When I'm telling about the future but refering to the past which is not the past yet, which tense should I use? Please, tell me, what you, as a native speaker would use, and what do other people use. ...
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Should I use “will” or “going to” or Present continuous to describe an upcoming future arrangement that will be held continuously for some time?

I am writing a formal email to a teacher, the sentence I am sending: "By the start of next week, we are going to launch weekly online sessions to provide support for our students" I want to express ...
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passive with wh- [closed]

when passive is used, it is mandatory to use be verb. Thank you for letting me know.
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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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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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Simple Present with future meaning

I have learnt at school that you only can use the simple present for specific events in the future e.g. The bus leaves at 8.45. But when I watch an english series or a movie I also hear a lot ...
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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'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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Meaning of “to stay in hospital” in a headline vs. “will remain hospitalized” in the lead [duplicate]

First, in the present and then in the future. Why? it's from a newspaper The title is in the present tense. I don't understand why: Taylor to stay in hospital The actress, Elizabeth Taylor, ...
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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 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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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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How do I say that I want something to end soon using “I would like” and “I hope” and maybe Future Perfect

I'm wondering now how to say that I want this pandemic (or anything else) to end soon. Is this sentence correct? Using I hope: I hope this pandemic will have ended by June. is this tense Future ...
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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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Future meaning: “I'm seeing” vs “ I'll see” [duplicate]

Could you please explain to me why they use the Simple Future "I'll see" in Sentence 8? (in the attached picture). I answered "I'm seeing" because i thought that "the meeting is set (tomorrow) and ...
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The use of the future continuous in place of the future simple

Tell me please why the presenter in this clip decided to use the future progressive instead of the future simple. It is at 1 minute and 56 seconds. Here is the exerpt: If you don't like my cooking, ...
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The use of “will” and “be going to” for something that will happen in the very near future

I read in one grammar book that will and be going to can be used for something planed in the future. But if it is the very near future. For example: I will go to work tomorrow. I am going to ...
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Is “if” with “will” possible in this case?

I would like to know if you will stock this record I would like to know if you stock this record I think the first one sounds better because the record I am talking too is not out yet but I also ...
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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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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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How can I know when a present-tense verb has a future time implication not strictly a present time one?

When do I know that the present tense has a future implication not a present one? For instance: We are making some changes to the speech and we are losing the ‘ocean’ part. Does the verb losing here ...
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Present continuous to talk about the future

I've recently read a grammar rule; 'The present continuous can refer to the future', which suggests that English speakers often use the present continuous tense to talk about something that's about 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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using will and will be in proper places

I have confusion in a sentence. If restaurants sell pizza, their sales will double. or, If restaurants sell pizza, their sales will be doubled. Will / will be which one is correct and why? their ...
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“to reach his office” vs “will reach his office”

If I want to use the present or the future in this case, which one is better? I am talking about instructions that I must tell a person something. Sit on this chair and wait for the manager to reach ...
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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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Is The Present Continuous possible here?

_______ (visit) your aunt while you are in Paris? I think the answers can be: Will you be visiting Will you visit Are you going to visit. What about the present continuous, Are you visiting. Is ...
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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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You will be fine

I have a doubt on this sentence You will be fine. I want to know what kind of sentence is this? As per my research, it is not a sentence in the future continuous form, although it uses, will be It ...
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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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What is the difference between “I will need something” and “I will be needing something”?

Is there any difference in meaning between the following sentences. Don't throw your boots away yet because you will need them. Don't throw your boots away yet because you will be needing them....
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In the next chapter we are going to learn or in the next chapter we will learn?

In texts (books, tutorials, etc) when we want to express an action that will happen in the text itself, such as giving instructions or explaining a subject, should we use will or going to? In this ...
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Completed action in the future

Which Tense should I use to tell if completed action in the future? e.g 1 a) Later we realized that he changed his route. (in the past context) b) Later we realize that he change/changed his route. ...
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Using the modal verb WILL

I have come across the following sentences in an upper-intermediate book: Living in a foreign country seems strange at first, but you soon get used to it. Don't worry. You will soon get used to it. ...
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By the time…, was/had been

Could someone tell me what's the difference between: By the time we got here, the place was barricaded. By the time we got here, the place had been barricaded. The same question about these ...
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A change of plan

Think about plans you've had which changed. Use these or your own ideas… • meeting friends • commuting / traveling • planning an event Answer these questions: What were you planning to do? What ...
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Is “will” compulsory for future event?

Here, both sentences indicate a future event. What is the difference between the two sentences? The meeting starts at 5 o'clock. The meeting will start at 5 o'clock. Is the first ...
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Present Simple as Future

We use Present Simple when the thing that will happen in the future time. But can we use Present Simple when no time is specified. For example: What happens to him after that? Choose what happens to ...
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Does the “Future will ”and “Be going to” actually have a difference between them?

Well, I might give up trying to understand the difference between those verb tenses. I know the differences between them Be going to: Plans planned; Predictions that you can see, and you have ...
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What is the correct way to refer to future that is spoken about in the past?

I want to talk about a moment in the future that I though about in the past. Is any of these sentences correct and why? I thought we might become more than just friends in the far future, when our ...
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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 can't you say don't instead of won't?

Our textbook says, A: "I have to go shopping this afternoon." B: "Don't forget the bread." A: "No, I won't." About the last sentence, why can't you say "No, I don't."? i.e. Why is "No, I don'...
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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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