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Is the following usage of "will" grammatical?

Usually on Saturday, I will go to the store.

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But since it's in the future tense and we can't speak about it with certainty, should we not use a conditional form like would? –  camelbrush Feb 1 '13 at 20:50
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@camelbrush That would make it past tense. –  Barrie England Feb 1 '13 at 20:51
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It's grammatical, and means that you normally go to the store every Saturday.

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How is it different with "Usually on Saturday, I go to the store."? –  Manoochehr Feb 1 '13 at 19:46
    
@Manoochehr. There's a subtle change in emphasis, which is difficult to expalain here. It depends on what has been going on previously in the conversation. –  Barrie England Feb 1 '13 at 19:54
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@Manoochehr, Barrie: I suspect the "subtle change in emphasis" relates to the fact that will is also a "verb of volition". Bearing in mind it's not making any meaningful reference to "future" in this example, I can easily suppose the difference to be that if you include will, you're increasing the implication that going to the store on Saturday is what you want to do (and thus usually will do, unless something prevents you). –  FumbleFingers Feb 2 '13 at 0:05
    
@FumbleFingers. I'm sure that's part of it, but it will be prompted by what someone else has said. –  Barrie England Feb 2 '13 at 7:52
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It would be more usual to say, "Usually on Saturday, I go to the store." "I will" is more about a future action than a recurring action.

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