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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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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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Which one to use here if/when or neither?

If I study well I'll get an A+ Or When I study well I'll get an A+ I want to say that presently I'm studying well so I'll certainly get an A+ So I'm sceptical about both Because if is used for ...
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“like to…” as a semi-modal

As I would like to use "like to" ( which I've read somewhere that is a semi-modal verb) in different tenses I encountered some problems to use it. What I mean "like to" as a modal verb similar to "be ...
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She is saving the money, She (is buying/is going to buy) a new computer next week… Which one?

Is saving money consider as an intention or as an arrangment ? Since i turned the intention into an action and started saving . But i can't really say that it is an arrangment either It was a ...
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necessity of “will” to indicate the future even if there is tomorrow in the sentence

Jim was talking with his parents earlier this evening when his girlfriend from Paris telephoned to let him know that Crossinglives & Co. had decided to merge with a company in Australia. The two ...
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The next time when you [will]…, Main Clause

Can we you use an Attributive Clause with Future Tense inside an Adverbial Clause of Time? What is the difference in the meanings if one exists? The next time when you meet him, he will... ...
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What future tenses would you use in the following sentences and why? [closed]

You've been studying Spanish for a long time, and I'm sure you _____ (speak) fluently in a few months. Whether we like it or not, within a few years biotechnology _____ (transform) every aspect ...
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What is the correct answer?

What is the correct answer ? He is becoming / is going to become a geologist when he leaves university. This is his plan.
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'Will be' vs 'going to be' with future facts

I know we can use 'will be' to talk about future facts, eg. l will be 34 tomorrow. But, can we use 'going to be' instead of 'will be', at least in informal situations? l'm going to be 34 ...
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Can I use “going to” twice in the same sentence?

My best friend is going to get married on Saturday, and I am going to be the maid of honor. Is this sentence awkward?
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What is the difference: “go” vs “will go”

I was doing an exercise and came across this: My friends ... a leaving party before they ... abroad.(have, go) So what would be the correct one and why: My friends will have a leaving party ...
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What is the difference: “doesn't come” vs “won't come”

I was doing an exercise and came across this: If the teacher ... we ... the exam(not come, not have). So my guess would be one of the followings: If the teacher doesn't come we won't have the ...
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When can you use “as soon as something will”?

I used to think that you can't use will with "as soon as", however, in a NY times article I've encountered the following text: Asked what she wants to do now, Gul Meena says that all she wants is ...
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What tense are “I will have been given the money by then” and “I will be given the money tomorrow”?

"I will have been given the money by then" "I will be given the money tomorrow" I'm studying tenses/aspects right now and I realize I could just use similar sentences in future perfect such as "I ...
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Completing the sentence “By this time tomorrow…”

Ok. So I am having trouble completing this sentence correctly By this time tomorrow I will be gone I will have gone [future perfect ? ] I would be gone. I am starting to think that 3 isn't right. ...
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I will fall down [closed]

He wanted to play with me, and he kept pulling my shirt. Which of the following sentences is correct? Don't grab my shirt. I'll fall down. Don't grab my shirt. I'll fell down. For future ...
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Should I use “will” in this sentence?

Sorry if it seems silly, but I have a question: I sometimes find myself asking if I should use "will" when talking about future plans. For example: "We'll talk about it later today, when 'we/ we ...
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Error correction : Although their visas will expire in September they can have them extended for six months

Although their visas will expire in September they can have them extended for six months. My book says that I need to remove will from the above given sentence because for fixed events of future we ...
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is 'future perfect continuous tense' removed from modern English

I found this topic somewhere in internet. I know hindi and learning English. I just want to know is it true
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Should I use “will” or “would” in “election that would/will take place in 2018”?

After having drunk seven beers, he announced his candidature in the presidential election that would/will take place in 2018. I am not sure whether to use "will" or "would". The main clause is in the ...
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Future tenses (asking about plot in tv shows)

So, the situation is following: I am watching a TV show that my friend has already watched prior to me. I want to know something about the plot. How should I ask her? "Are they going to find her in ...
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What is the correct grammar to use with future perfect tense

I have the following sentence: After you'll have listened to the talk you’ll be an expert on debugging CD related issues like DOM and bindings updates and will be able to architect performance ...
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“I will be learning French when I return to the city” or “I will learn French when I return to the city”?

"I will be learning French when I return to the city" or "I will learn French when I return to the city"? Which sentence is correct if I want to say I will start to learn it (I was lazy until now)? I ...
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What does mean ''I'm to do'' [closed]

As i mean what does mean ''I'm to do or you are to take''? this is a future event but i couldn't get it. What's difference I'll do and I'm gonna do? Also can you give me example about this? Be + verb ...
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am vs will be free for four days

I am going to make up two similar sentences below. (1) Next week, I am free for four days. (2) Next week, I will be free for four days. A few of my neighbors are native English speakers. They think ...
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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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present for a future event

After buying a record on the net, I received this message from the artist "hope you like it". I was wondering why it is not "hope you will like it", as I have not received the record yet, so it is ...
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Necessity to use present in a clause time (when)

Are both sentences grammatically correct and what is the difference in term of meaning: Let me know when it arrives. Let me know when it will arrive. I think the second is better because with "...
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Why is “My boss is going on holiday tomorrow” better than “My boss will go on holiday tomorrow”?

I need help about the use of the future tense. The sentence was like this: My boss--------on holiday tomorrow. I have chosen ''will go'' but the key was "is going". Please explain it. I think if ...
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Past and future linked

I want to link the logic of some event in the future with some event in the past. "If the shop worked tomorrow, the owner would have come back yesterday." Is it proper English? If it is, then what ...
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Grammar in terms of referring to the future

Keeping it short. In terms of the future tense, is the grammar of the following sentence correct? "Nobody would continue this tradition."
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Can I use future tense and past tense in one sentence with “if”?

Let's imagine I wrote a report a day ago and now I'm informing my partners about this. Can I say: Elena will correct me if I missed something important. Elena will read my report in the ...
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Is it possible to use going to future in that case

my name is going to ring you a bell is it grammatically correct? My name is not a person so can I use it ?
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“I go to school tomorrow” to imply that I will attend school tomorrow

"I go to school tomorrow" to imply that I will attend school tomorrow. Is the aforementioned expression within inverted commas correct?
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“get a nice house” vs “will get a nice house”

In my grammar book there is the following example: It is not wise for you to go back home. You'll meet a nice boy here, you'll settle down, GET a nice flat and you'll get everything you want and ...
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Difference between present continuous and future progressive

Is it possible to write: I am visiting my mother tomorrow. (fixed plan present continuous) I will be visiting my mother tomorrow. Are these sentences interchangeable or is there a difference? ...
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Correct use of tenses in a sentence

I have this sentence: Many who started with you, won't finish with you. Started - past tense, won't - future simple. Shouldn't it be "would not finish with you"? I think we can't mix the ...
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Do we use simple present tense to express future events for things that are on to-do lists?

This site says: Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future. This is most commonly done when talking about public transportation, but it can be ...
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“Will be” vs “Will have been”

By 2030, New well-paid jobs ______ available. ("will be" or "will have been"?) I'm not really sure if will have been is the right answer here. I mean this isn't a completed action so wouldn't "will ...
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Is it correct to use 'will' twice in this sentence?

I know there is no general rule of using 'will' twice in a sentence so I want to understand where I can use it example: I will appreciate it if you WILL send me my bag question: I can't grasp ...
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What is the difference between I will leave in 10 minutes and I’m leaving in 10 minutes?

What is the difference between the next sentences? I will leave in 10 minutes. I assume it means: I will leave within 10 min. I am leaving in 10 minutes. I assume it means: I ...
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Is it equal to reported speech case?

Reported speech case: He said I would do it Direct speech: He said, "I will do it." My sentence: He thought that he WILL / WOULD do it tomorrow Question: In my sentence should I use '...
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Simple Future: “I will go to the United States” or “I will go the United States”

I read about simple future in this link and it says simple future form is: Subject + will + infinitive without to So, which one is correct in the simple future form: I will go to the United ...
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Future Pluperfect Tense

I was reading this question Future pluperfect and was really interested in how real is the Future Pluperfect tense. I found this information: This is from "The Future Pluperfect: Double Tenses in ...
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future for an event planned?

My sister is flying (fly) home from London today. Her flight will arrive (arrive) in an hour so I am leaving (leave) for the airport right now to get there in time. Why Will arrive and not arrive ...
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when present perfect or future in that case [duplicate]

Please let me know when you have received the book or is it better to write let me know when you will receive it Is it grammatically correct because in that case the when clause is not a time clause ...
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“will have become” vs “are”

I've stumbled upon a sentence: We can use it until better alternatives will have become available. Although it sounds valid to me, I believe it conveys the same idea as We can use it until ...
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“You'll should…” - is that correct?

Just found this in a book I read - "You'll should not take this strategy far, as...." Why did the author use this construction (will + should)? Is it correct (personally, I don't think so, but I am ...
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Does the sentence “She said she would have lunch with Susan tomorrow” break the law of the future in the past?

Learnenglish.britishcouncil says: “I work in Italy” Reported speech: He told me that he works in Italy. It isn’t always necessary to change the tense. If something is still true now – he ...
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Future continuous to emphasize the duration of an action

This year he (fly) has flown over 60,000 miles for his job. He (work) has been working for Crossinglives & Co. for almost two years now. He (be) is sure sure that he (work) will be working for ...

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