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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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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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Grammar present simple, simple future, present continuous

Following on from fireeeeeee's answer to this question, the example "I eat cereal for breakfast" and the descriptions concerned, please let me know what is the difference between that and the sentence ...
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The present continuous vs. the 'going to' construction for future events

Is there any slight difference between the two sentences below? I’m taking the car to the mechanic’s shop tomorrow. I’m going to take the car to the mechanic’s shop tomorrow.
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Using “expect” in the future tense

Today I encountered with these sentences: It will be expected to be raining tomorrow. Society may change, but gender roles won’t be expected to change with it. Is this usage of "expect" with ...
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An exercise about the future tense

Here is an exercise from Interchange 3 by Jack C. Richards. Complete these predictions with the correct Verb forms( Choose between will, future continuous and future perfect). (More than one ...
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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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I will <do> <have done> the work by 5 o’clock

1. I will do the work by 5 o’clock. It means that we will be able to say "I'm doing the work." at some moment before 5 o'clock inclusive. That is we don't mean the work will already be done/finished ...
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If it will do or If it does

I’ve decided to attend the course no mаtter if it (will come / comes) in hаndy in the futurе or not. Is it grammatically correct to use “will” after “if” in a case like this?
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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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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's the most neutral future tense in English? [closed]

Without the sense of "Willingness" or "Intend" or whatnot, what form has the most neutral future meaning in a daily conversation? Someone told me that the "Be going to" would be the one, but he was ...
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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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The main clause in future tense, the sub clause in present tense [closed]

On Monday, Chicago will make history when Lori Lightfoot becomes the city’s first black female mayor. Why?
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going to for an already fully planned decision

In two days M is going to camp with her group. They planned it all month Why "going to" instead of "is camping" because it has been already arranged, it took one month so it has been fully arranged
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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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present continuous or going to in that case

I made an order through the net to reserve a record then in the comment place I wrote "I m not going to cancel this order as I did last time with the previous one" would it be possible to write" I ...
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future continuous or future simple in this case

I hope it won't be raining when we leave church I hope it won't rain when we leave church I can't see the difference. For me both mean the same thing and I think first one is better. The ...
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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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Will be finishing vs Will have finished

What's the difference of meaning for this phrases: By 6 o'clock. I will be finishing the lesson. By 6 o'clock. I will have finished the lesson. I am making an english exercise and I think that these ...
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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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Future question

"When will the first lesson take place?" Or "When the first lesson will take place?" I think that the first option is correct because we put 'will' before the subject, am I right?
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Present Perfect referring to the Future?

I have a grammar exercise which is: "Time Clauses Referring to the Future. Compare the sentences, how does the meaning change when the Present Perfect is used?" Come over and see us when our guests ...
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Why the use of “going to” in that case

John wanted to have his wife murdered. He looked for someone and found a person who could do it, his name was Paul. John explained how Paul would have to do it, and then answered a question asked by ...
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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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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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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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Have I well understood the difference between present continuous and going to in a future event

Here is the situation I am my own boss, and I want to take some vacation next week What will I say: "I am taking next week off" or "I am going to take next week off" I think the second one is ...
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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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