As in:

Occasionally, he will spontaneously generate the sentences on his own and sometimes uses, "May I have."

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    "he will generate..." is not future. It refers to an action that is occasionally repeated.
    – Centaurus
    Oct 27, 2018 at 23:01
  • It is the future tense of the verb generate. It is being used here with a habitual present meaning. They do that all the time in Scots Gaelic, but it as rare variant to the present in English. That is significant in this question because it is about two tense forms being used interchangeably where they have essentially the same meaning. Oct 28, 2018 at 1:12
  • I will post an answer if I think of one.    Joe will not post an answer; his computer is broken. Oct 28, 2018 at 4:08

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In spoken English, it may be acceptable for this sentence, but in written English.

“. . . and sometimes (he will) use . . .”

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  • Should it be changed to 'use' instead of 'uses' in the sentence?
    – Erin Kato
    Oct 27, 2018 at 20:00
  • Yes, it must be changed into “use” without an “s”
    – hbtpoprock
    Oct 27, 2018 at 20:08

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