In grammar, a future tense is a verb form that marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet.

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“If that were to happen” or “was to happen”? [duplicate]

When are "if that were to happen" and "if that was to happen" used?
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Trying to understand the sentence: “doesn't” vs “will not” [closed]

While doing an exercise, I came across the following sentence: If a Carl doesn't come to the party, I'll be really upset. Shouldn't be it like this? If a Carl will not come to the party, I'...
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How do I refer to the “will + infinitive” and “am/is/are + going to + infinitive” future tenses separately?

If I wanted to refer to either of these future-tense constructions independently of the other, what would be the best way to do so? "will + infinitive" "am/is/are + going to + infinitive" It ...
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Action chain in future

I should write a letter with programme for visitor. The programme describes actions which will be in future. My text contain a lot of "will" and it confuses me, e.g. I will meet you when you arrive ......
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“We eat when I say we eat!”

"Quiet! We eat when I say we eat!" "OK, we wait for your say-so." Why can we omit the first "will" in sentences such as: "We will eat when I say so!" "We will eat, when I say 'we eat'!" "We ...
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What tense is it when a commentator says “this is always happening” for a future move?

You hear it often when someone is commentating on a turn based strategy game like chess. For example it's white to play and black has the good move RxB which cannot be avoided. The commentator will ...
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“I would like” or “I will like”?

If I was to be asked a question like: "What will the witches look like?", how will I respond to it would I say The witches would look like... or The witches will look like.... The example shows ...
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“Will” and “going to” (Murphy's ‘Grammar in Use’ exercise)

Here is an example from Murphy's grammar textbook: You are in a restaurant. You and your friend are looking at the menu. Maybe your friend has decided what to have. You ask her/him. You: What ...
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Do you use “going to present” or “will present”? -The Future

I'm currently preparing a speech for a debate for my school subject "Global Studies" and during that speech I have to explain our teamline so I thought about starting with "I'm going to start with..", ...
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When exactly are we looking back at the past from future. Is it at the start of the due time or at the end of the due time? [duplicate]

My question is simple and specific. Please look at the following What is the difference between I will submit the report by 5 pm tomorrow. I will have submitted the report by 5 pm tomorrow. ...
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Using “will” after “when” referring to the future [closed]

I'm going to send an email to a professor. There is a sentence that I think may be wrong because I'm not sure about using will after when, even though it obviously refers to the future. But ...
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Use of 'already' in future tenses

I understand that 'already' is good friends with perfect tenses and it can also be used with the present and the past, but what about future tenses? I found the following sentences on the Internet: ...
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Future tense of the word “Can” [duplicate]

What is the future tense of the word can? One way to express it is "will be able to", but what is actually the future tense of "can" ?
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If I 'will' have the chance to go to the US [closed]

Is it wrong to say "If I will have the chance to go to the US..."? This is in the context of expressing one's dream/plan in the future. Is it better to say "If I have the chance (in the future, say 10 ...
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I hope you get better vs. I hope you will get better [duplicate]

I'm an English speaker, and someone asked me why we say: I hope you get better soon. rather than I hope you will get better soon. Technically, you can say both. But why is the first ("I ...
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Name of phenomenon when you place a word(s) between 'will' and the verb?

When you split 'will' away from the verb that it is putting into the future tense, what do you call it? For example: We will then analyse this information. This is similar to splitting the ...
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“He likes it tomorrow” / “We leave for Hawaii tomorrow” - Why is the first sentence bad?

The following sentences sound right to me: The package arrives tomorrow. (The package is going to arrive tomorrow) We leave for Hawaii tomorrow. (We are going to leave for Hawaii tomorrow) ...
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Be Going to vs. Present Continuous

Which of these is the grammatically correct form: Where are you going to apply? Where are you applying?
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Double use of future tense after “I hope that”

I was wondering whether it was correct to use "will" twice in the following sentence: I hope that 2016 will be the year I will get to travel. Using the present tense in the second half of the ...
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Is it correct to use have been after future action?

I'm new here and want to improve my English skills. There is a sentence as follows: Will be invoked on amount value change. Additionally invokes 'onInvalidate' method if validator defined and ...
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Future tense “will be”

Which tense would be most appropriate in next sentence: "Providing the correct software (to be) available, I should be able to help them with their problems" I would go for "will be" but I am not ...
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Omitting “will” from a sentence

I am writing an essay and I am not sure whether I should place "will" in this sentence or not. The experience I will gain living in Panama will assist me in understanding how Central Americans ...
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Both forms of future continuous in the same sentence

I did an online quiz and I wish someone to tell me why my answer was reported to be incorrect. In the sentence below, I selected "She is going to be preparing dinner" but apparently the correct answer ...
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Using future perfect vs future perfect continuous [closed]

What's the difference between these two sentences: By the time he come back home, she will have worked for 45 minutes. and By the time he come back home, she will been working for 45 minutes....
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Big Picture vs Long run vs Long Term

When people talk about things in the future like plans for instance, what is the difference between these 3? So let's say you were talking about smoking. In the big picture, smoking will cause ...
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will or be going to in a conversation

Two guys are talking and want to know what's the main difference in choosing will or be going to. — Look! Tom's windsurfing. Are you going to / Will you have a go, too? I think we can use both, ...
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Why the future tense? [duplicate]

When we have trouble with starting a car we say "Oh no, the car won't start." Why do we use future tense here?
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Where should the adverb “soon” be positioned?

It says that the position of adverbs should come before the verb and the example they give is: We will soon have a break. In this example, is it not acceptable to have the adverb after the verb: ...
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What is the grammatically correct way to frame this sentence? [duplicate]

I saw this sentence online and it has been bothering me: "Tomorrow is me and my girlfriend's anniversary." I immediately had an aversion to this sentence after reading it but then I quickly had an ...
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I work on Friday vs I work on Fridays

I found a grammar book that states the following: (Grammar In Use Intermediate by Cambridge unit 18 pg.36 Present Tenses ) Which means that it is OK to use the simple present form to describe the ...
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Simple Future vs Future Perfect [closed]

Mother: Have you completed your homework? 1. Son: I will complete my homework before 6 P.M. 2. Son: I will have completed my homework before 6 P.M. Are both sentences 1 and 2 correct? Which one is ...
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correct usage of future before object

In some text I want to make a prediction about the future of computer arithmetic, and my question is which one of these sentences are correct? nano technology is going to play a big role in future ...
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What’s the difference between “Are you going” and “Will you go”?

What’s the difference between these two alternatives: Are you going to England this summer? Will you go to England this summer?
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Which future tense for holidays or doctor appointments?

Although I know the general rules when to apply which tense, I'm often confused and do not really know which one to use. I can find pros and cons for each tense. Two examples: In terms of spending ...
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Future Tense Help [closed]

I said: "Should I not receive my letter by the end of this week, I will pay for my bill." I believe it should be "should" because I am talking about something that should happen in the past in the ...
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“Stay in touch in case you will” — possible? [duplicate]

Is the following sentence correct? I am not sure about the future tense after the "in case". Tried googling but could not find any phrase like that.. I would like to stay in touch in case you will ...
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What is the correct form of won't or are not going to?

What is the correct form? I hope in the future we won't go to school in the morning I hope in the future we are not going to go to school in the morning
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When should one use “shall” and "will”? [duplicate]

When should one use “shall” and "will”? 'Sure, I __________ come.' Which word - "shall" or "will" - should be used in the blank?
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Will/will have? [closed]

Which of these two variants is correct (or more appropriate)? Sean said, "once we've ended this, things will have changed completely and we will be able to help" Sean said, "once we've ended ...
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future tense in a subordinate clause

The following is an (outdated) article from the Guardian Under the terms set before Tsipras, the Greek parliament has to endorse the entire package on Monday and then pass several pieces of ...
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The usage of “if” in sentences that deal with what is possible to happen in the future [closed]

I recently came up with a problem to form sentences with a particular structure. I thought that I already knew how to form such sentences subconsciously, but by listening to native speakers ...
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“Will have been +ing” equivalent to “Must have been +ing”?

The book "Advanced Grammar in Use" third edition, on page 22, says: "We can use the future perfect continuous (will have been +ing) to say what we think was happening at a point in the past: ...
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The “to~” infinitive always implies the future, except for preference Like and Love

A fellow teacher said to me that the to~ infinitive always implies the future..."to eat", "to swim" etc. I disagreed and said that I thought it was abstract and had no tense in of itself. He pointed ...
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Is this the proper way to use 'ask' in future tense?

Now imagine, she asks him to eat an apple. Is the above sentence proper? When I say it out loud it sounds weird. How would you say it out loud? Askkkssss?
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will or be v-ing?

This is one of the questions used in the ongoing national exam in my country. Although suggested answers have come out, I'd like to confirm the correct answer. "The headmaster has decided that three ...
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Future Tense - necessary or not?

Is it correct to write the following sentence: Maybe some of you are interested and find the time to look at it before the training day. Or do I have to use the will-future in the second part of the ...
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Words that mean 'future consequences'? [closed]

I am wondering if someone can help me find a single word that means something along the lines of "future consequences" or "the intentional result of our present actions", mostly in a beneficial tone. ...
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How to correctly express the subjunctive mood in future tense?

1. If the sun rise in the west, I would give you ten dollars. 2. If the sun rises in the west, I would give you ten dollars. 3. If the sun rose in the west, I would give you ten dollars. 4. If ...
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Difference between “will now be” and “is going to be”

What is the difference between "will now be" and "is going to be"? Just to provide you some contest: The memory will now be deallocated. vs. The memory is going to be deallocated.
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Active or passive voice - which to use?

In my software, if for some reason the installation fails, I want to display a message. Which of these is correct? Some problem occurred. The installation cannot proceed. Some problem ...