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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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“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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future continuous for a decision made at the time of phoning

Jim (talk) was talking with his parents earlier this evening when his girlfriend from Paris (telephone) telephoned to let him know that Crossinglives & Co. (decide) had decided to merge with a ...
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Going to have a chance?

For the sentences below, (it's part of a dialogue) "I'm learning Swedish. And next week I am going to have a chance to speak it for real. I am going to go to Sweden for 3 weeks" I feel that it's ...
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meaning differences

Can Somebody explain me the difference between Our return date will be depending on the cost of airline ticket. Our return date will depend on the cost of airline ticket. Somebody tried to ...
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Can I convey the information about the future experience in this way?

Sentence: It might be the worst thing you will have ever heard (I anticipate that his experience of listening to some tunes in the future might be the worst thing that he have ever heard) Can I ...
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Which future tense suits the best in this case?

We would very happy to come to visit you. We are going to take the plane. Departure on 10th august return around 24th august. Our return date is depending on the cost of airline ticket. Our ...
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“On Friday…” __ “play/plays” or “are going to play”

In this sentence: On Friday I’m going to a concert with some friends. Two local punk bands _____ – they’re quite good. Can I write "play" or is it "are going to play"? And in this sentence: On ...
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Present Future: “If he doesn't help me, I'm finished”

I'm trying to understand the use of the Present Future, and The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (CGEL) has this example: If he doesn't help me, I'm finished. I understand that "am" is the ...
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Talking about future

Please compare the following two sentences. 1.I hope your father will get well. 2.I hope your father gets well.  I came to know that some/many native English speakers prefer Sentence 2 to Sentence 1. ...
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Present Simple vs Future Simple vs Present Continuous vs “Going to” vs Future Obligation for events in near future

Grammar tells us that Present Simple, Future Simple, Present Continuous, Future obligation, and "Going to" can all speak about the events that take place in the future. But for near future events what ...
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“I wasn't meant to do” in the future

Is the usage "I wasn't meant to do" correct when we speak about something we didn't plan to do? What if the action didn't happen? Hey, don't touch that bottle. I wasn't meant to touch it.
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Present tenses with future reference

Consider this short dialogue please. Alex: Hey, Mark, we are having a party on Saturday, do you want to come? Mark: Thanks Alex, but I can't. I will be studying both Saturday and Sunday, because ...
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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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Does “to” refer to a future event

I stuck at page 338, Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Here's an excerpt, Certainty adjective controlling subject-to-subject raising 1.[The government] is unlikely to meet ...
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After you finish sleep, or After you'll be finished sleeping - or is there some other way of phrasing this correctly?

I have called my English friend and now she is sleeping. So how can I say After you finish sleep call me please. and be grammatically correct? Something like this maybe? After you'll be finished ...
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future perfect vs future simple [closed]

I have the following exercise on translating sentences. I've written the next sentences: By the time they finish talking, the lesson will have been over, Nick will have had a shower and will have ...
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I will do talking vs. I will talking

In the first episode of Big Bang Theory Leonard says "I will do talking". But as a learner i could not understand what is the difference between "talking" and "do talking". Thanks in advance.
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will or be going to in this situation

Let's assume, before the january 20, votes are announced. Donald Trump is not the president yet. But it's certain that he will/is going to be(I don't know which one to use). We use "be going to" for ...
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Difference between “will do” and “be doing”

Here is a test i did. But now i'm confused with "will do" and "be doing". So anybody plz help me with it? Any help will be appreciated! I searched on the web and found nothing.
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“Will” and “Going to”, in negative sentences. Interpretation of future plans

I hope you can help me clarifying. I've watched this video that explains the difference between "Will" and "Going to" (with referring to future plans specifically). With reference to such video the ...
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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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Are “present continuous” and “be going to” interchangeable? [duplicate]

What is the difference between the following sentences (in meaning)? Are "present continuous" and "be going to" interchangeable? I'm going to visit my brother on Friday. I'm visiting my brother ...
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What is the difference between ‘I'm never having a beard when I grew up’’ and 'I will never have a beard when I grew up'? Request

What is the difference between ‘I'm never having a beard when I grew up’’ and 'I will never have a beard when I grew up'? Are the two sentences the same in meaning or they are different?
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It will be delivered after it [ is | was | will be ] inspected?

I have a problem understanding the difference between these sentences. Before new chapter in my English book I was kind of ok with all three sentences, but now I'm having trouble understanding them ...
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“Now” instead of “from now on” with the future tense

A couple of examples first: I fixed the tap in the bathroom, from now on it won't be dripping. I got a new job, from now on I'll have to wake up at 6 AM. Our neighbors have left the house so from now ...
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Why write “I will not be giving” instead of “I will not give” ?

I came across two sentences like below when I read news. "I will not be giving Donald Trump a chance" "I won't be giving a little reset button like Hillary" Both sentences were related to ...
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Using when with going to?

Is the use of "when" wrong in this example: Example: 1. "When you are going to want to send this letter, you will need to include the address of the sender." Is it wrong to use "when"for the future ...
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I will turn the AC on vs i am going to turn the AC on [duplicate]

I am reviewing tenses right now: there are some really good worksheets online. It is often confusing to know what tense you have to apply, especially while talking. Anyhow, what's confusing me now is ...
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Future in the past

I wrote the following sentence: I was scheduled to attend a test but, unfortunately, due to some restrictions on visa, I informed the company that I couldn't attend. I do not know if the above ...
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“I wish” in present or future?

I wish it were Friday tomorrow. Or I wish it would/could be Friday tomorrow. Which of these sentences is correct or are they both correct?
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Could '(should/might/may/could/can) have p.p' form be used rarely when to express future meaning by using them?

For example "The installation should have finished by tomorrow." I think in this sentence 'should have p.p' could express future meaning, but it is used rarely that only using 'should' can express ...
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I have confusion with this sentence. “I think, It will be one of the best tutorial course ever published here ”

Is it correct ? "I think, It will be one of the best tutorial course ever published here " I am just confused a little bit. Because the sentence is starting with future tense and have had " ever ...
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Will you be having cake?

The first question is in the Future Continuous tense. Often used in very polite requests and offers. Will you be having cake? Yes, thank you. Yes, I will. Yes, I will be Yes, I will ...
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Using “would” instead of “will” in “How would be the weather like tomorrow?”

How would be the weather like tomorrow? It can be very easily considered right in everyday English or informal style. Since would is always the past tense of the modal verb will —which is only used ...
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“Will” for habitual action

I have a book that says we can use will and would for a habitual action. For example, Everyday Jane will come home from school and ring up the friends she's just been talking to. Does this ...
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Is willn't ever used?

He willn't go there tomorrow. He won't go there tomorrow. Do people use "willn't" our days?
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Is 'would be waiting' possible in this sentence?

When I arrive at the airport tomorrow, my whole family _____ for me. A. are waiting B. was waiting C. will be waiting D. would be waiting The answer is 'c'. Ok I understand that. But I wonder ...
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“ will + verb ” against “ verb + ing ” in terms of future time?

Would you clarify which kind of given forms and when native speakers choose in order to speak about future. For example : 1) I'm doing it (I'm fixing the car tomorrow) 2) I'll do it (I'll fix the car ...
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future mentioned in past

I have a question about using past simple with the future tense. For example, if someone told you something yesterday and what he said will occur tomorrow, which one should you use? Yesterday , he ...
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to be + verb+ED or verb+ING

Which one is the correct usage in the following examples? Are they both correct? The carrots need to be chopped. The carrots need chopping. The bill needs to be paid. The bill needs ...
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usage of word better

I want to ask whether the word "Better" be used as adverb preceding the verb in active voice,I mean is the following sentence correct? "After doing the IT diploma I may better secure the computer ...
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What is the pronunciation of “Will you” in fast/connected speech?

I usually pronounce "will you" as "/wɪ/ + /lju:/", but seems that people have some troubles understanding me (at least here in the UK). Is my pronunciation wrong? That's the way we usually make the ...
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word usage - will eventually and during

I wrote a sentence like: If the XXX device fails to detect a YYY event, then it will eventually fail to detect the successive YYY event. Is this a correct use of "will eventually"? Or should I use:...
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Question about be going to or will [duplicate]

Fill in the blanks: The phone is ringing, ... 1.I'll pick it up 2.I'm going to pick it up
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Two verbs in future tense

This is a sentence in present tense, how could change the tense, when another verb is needed to use? I want to see it.(Present) I will want it to see.(Future)(because I know I can't stop ...
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Is “I'm going to be 17 years old after 3 days.” correct? [closed]

a. I'm going to be 17 years old after 3 days. b. I'll be 17 years old after 3 days. c. I'm going to be 17 years old in 3 days. d. I'll be 17 years old in 3 days. Which sentence is correct? and why?
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Relation between the events in future. Is it possible to connect present continuous and simple future

I wanted to ask you whether the following sentence construction is allowed or not: I will find that I am correcting myself. For the clarification I am putting the context bellow: I know that in ...
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Shall I put “will” in these following subordinate clauses?

Shall I put "will" in these following subordinate clauses? He will cook as his mother will show him tomorrow. I will go where she will stay. Even though she will study in London, her girlfriend ...

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