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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“will you be going home” vs. “will you go home”

What's the difference between saying; Will you be going home this summer? Will you go home this summer? Are there any differences between these in written or spoken English?
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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 of Modal Verbs

All normal verbs can be conjugated in the future tense. e.g. I know, I will know. I do, I will do. But I have noticed that we cannot conjugate the modal verb can in the future tense. can, I ...
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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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Analogue of “most recent” for events in the future

In the context of a listing of events that are time-based, it is common to use "Most Recent" to describe a listing of events ordered by date, in descending order, with the upper limit being today's ...
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Differences between ways to express future actions

I asked this question on a different site but I haven't gotten a useful answer. Could you tell me the difference in meaning between these sentences? Do you think you will visit them next week? ...
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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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I have a Question about near future [duplicate]

We learned that when we need to express 'near future', we can use 'verb+ing'or 'be going to verb'. And I want to know the difference between the two expressions. What is the difference between 'I am ...
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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 I use “shall” versus “will”?

Which is the correct use of these two words, and in which context should one be used rather than the other?
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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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Usage of 'would' in the future tense?

Is there anything wrong in this sentence? "I would go to work tomorrow if the buses were plying." I know it is not wrong to use 'would' in hypothetical sentences in the past and present tense: ...
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Future tense usage: “When you see it …”

I wonder why the phrase is "When you see it you will shit brix," and not "When you will see it you will shit brix." Is the version with two will incorrect? What grammar rule says that you should not ...
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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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“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 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 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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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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grammar query-when to use future tense?

Can anyone please explain why d is the right answer for the first question , c for second and c for the third?why its not c for first and d for second and b for third? I know twenty people ...
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“Will be doing” vs. “will do”

What's the difference between: I will be eating cakes tomorrow. I will eat cakes tomorrow. And, when should I use the first form?
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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 ...
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Mixing tenses in past tense fiction

In past tense works (novels, etc.) is there a place for some present tense verbs, such as "think" or "know" or "was." Example: I turned to leave, and he didn't try to stop me. I think I surprised ...
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will float or floats? [closed]

What's the difference between 1 and 2 below? 1. Oil will float on water. 2. Oil floats on water. The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English says of the first "used to say what always ...
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When do I have to use 'will' instead of 'going to'?

Does going to only express an intention and will some kind of prediction that doesn't necessarily happen? EDIT: Thanks for all your answers. I asked this question because I always fail to complete ...
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Can the verb “wish + that clause” express open possibility?

We often use "wish + that clause" to express a past/present counterfactual statement or a future unlikely event (i.e. remote possibility): I wish I hadn't quit my job. (But I quit my job.) I ...
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How would you use “can” in a future sentence?

If you purchase this then you will be able to do that. How can I write the quoted statement using can?
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Present instead of future?

I keep noticing that native speakers often times use present tense when, to my mind, they should use future: If you go straight, you (will) see a building. I can (will be able to) give you $5 ...
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“Has started” versus “will have started”

Which one of the following sentences is grammatically better? I hope she has started doing that by then. I hope she will have started doing that by then. Now, if I make it indirect, it will ...
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Future Progressive tense [duplicate]

I'm quite good at English,but not adept in it. Over a period of time I've gotten a good grip over it and I could ponder a lot about grammar in detail. I've doubt regarding the following Qs. and need ...
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Will / Going to [duplicate]

I'm having some troubles with the usage of will and going to in the future tense. I have searched this problem all over Google, but I can't seem to find the universal explanation (for example, one ...
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Is “will never have been” valid English?

I was reading this phrase "will never have been" and I was wondering what grammatical structure does it belong to / is it grammatical? I'm not sure why but it sounds weird. What is the difference ...
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The future tense (will / going to )? [closed]

Could anyone answer this then explain correctly? Choose : Be careful, you ..... your hand with that knife . will cut / are going to cut /are cutting
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'could have + past participle' to talk about possible events in the future

BACKGROUND In this earlier thread, Edwin Ashworth approved a use of 'could have + past participle' for the future event that was precluded by context as in: (1) Mary could have arrived tomorrow, ...
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present continuous vs future continuous

"Can I come and stay with you and Dad?" "Of course, dear. How long do you think you [____] (verb to stay)?" The question is, is it "are going to stay" or "are staying" (or some other choice), ...
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I am learning English because I will need it when I go abroad

Which ones of the following could be correct: I am learning English because I will need it when I go abroad. I am learning English because I need it when I go abroad. What I imply is that I ...
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“If I go..” vs. “If I will go..” referring to the future [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Future tense in conditional clauses Which one is correct? option 1: If I go there, I can meet her or option 2: If I will go there, I can meet her I clearly ...
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Putative should - what time does it express? [closed]

Here are some examples with the putative should. What is the factor which indicates the time reference expressed by the putative should in the examples? Being a foreigner to English I find it hard to ...
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Future Perfect and Future Simple [closed]

Which one of these sentences is correct? In ten years, flights from Medan to Papua will take less than an hour. or In ten years, flights from Medan to Papua will have taken less than an ...
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“I hope you'll do X” vs. “I hope you do X”

Both "I hope you'll read lots of good books this year" and "I hope you read lots of good books this year" are correct, right? Is one of them more common than the other? Is there any difference ...
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Is “the worst is yet to come” a future form for inanimate objects?

I hope the answers to this question will benefit anyone who studies English. I would like to understand the purpose of this future form in English: something + is/are + to + verb. At school we ...
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Usage of the Future Tense with a Conditional containing “unless”

Unless the plane encounters unexpected turbulence, it ------- in Iceland shortly before 5 P.M. In this conditional sentence using "unless", should the blank be filled with: 1) is arriving, 2) will ...
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..until the issue will be resolved. WILL?

I always thought you cannot use a future tense after "until" or "unless". But recently, in a very famous IT system, I found the following: An estimate of how much work remains until this issue ...
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'future in the future' tense in English?

I had an idea for a trilogy of novels with the first written in the past tense, the second in the present tense, and the third in the future tense. Why hasn't anyone done this before? I thought. Then ...