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How many tenses are there in English?

Do we have 16 tenses in English? With future present past future in the past in these forms simple continuous perfect perfect continuous Can we manipulate these together to create English tenses? ...
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"The train will leave" vs. "is going to leave" vs. "leaves" vs. "is leaving"

From the grammatical point of view all are correct, just the meaning are different, please bring your clarification, thank you. The Train will leave at 10:00 tomorrow morning. The Train is ...
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"going to" vs "will"

I know several questions were asked about the difference between "going to" and "will". Based on several answers (see, for instance, here, here and here), I understood that "will" is more spontaneous ...
Manoel Galdino's user avatar
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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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"Will graduate" vs. "will be graduated" vs. "is going to graduate"

Which of the following sentences are correct? He will graduate in May. He will be graduated in May. He is going to graduate in May. Issue 1: Is the second one grammatical? Issue 2: There ...
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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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"I am going to bed" vs. "I will be going to bed" [duplicate]

What is the difference between saying the following? I am going to bed in a few minutes. I will be going to bed in a few minutes. Or I will be getting off here. Or, I guess, I will be getting off ...
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Importance and relevance (and accuracy) of the distinctions of the two forms of the future simple tense [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the guidelines for usage of “will” and “is/are going to”? I am an ESL teacher in Thailand at a business college. I have been plagued with the ...
Avi Golany's user avatar
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Do I say "I am going" or "I will be going"? [duplicate]

Which sounds more correct? I am going to the post office in 2 hours I will be going to the post office in 2 hours Is there any difference between the two sentences?
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What's the difference between "He's going to fly tomorrow", "He's flying tomorrow" and "He flies tomorrow"? [closed]

Let consider that someone will take a flight tomorrow with a plan of course. In this case, we can use He's going to fly tomorrow in Simple Future. How ever, I've learnt that we can also use Present ...
Amirreza Nasiri's user avatar
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"I am seeing" or "I am going to see"? [duplicate]

"I am seeing my friends from the club this Saturday at ten o' clock." or "I am going to see my friends from the club this Saturday at ten o' clock." Which phrase is more correct?
Mattia Del Franco's user avatar
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I am in New York when you are in London next week

Is the titular sentence grammatically correct? I typically use will and I am trying to learn (and teach) better forms. It sounds odd but if both I and you have made plans to be in New York and London ...
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"will" and "be going to", which is correct to express this situation? [duplicate]

I'm wondering which one of "will" and "be going to" is more appropriate to mention the event which seems to definitely happen without fail in the future? For example: He is going to be 10 years old ...
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0 votes
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Present continuous and simple future [duplicate]

What is the difference between: I am leaving at 6 o´clock and I will leave at 6 o´clock? Do these serve any different function?
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What are the subtle differences between the four sentences about "leave"? [duplicate]

He leaves for Japan next week. He is leaving for Japan next week. He will leave for Japan next week. He is going to leave for Japan next week. Though I know all the four sentences are correct, and ...
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