Future and Future perfect “

Today, we will studyFuture and Future perfect 

 

  The grammarbookrules for Shalland Willare already antiquated; even the increasingly  popular  use of Going to “ sounds out of place sometimes, althought wishfulthinking has tried to make it  the solution to all problems.
Two golden rules :
1 – Beware of the innocent-lookinggoing to “ form

2- When in doubt usewill”.

So: “Going to “

   As a future form , it is not a pure futurity .
With persons : has meaning of intention or certainty
e.G
He’s going to give me a new one tomorrow.
So you are off to China, are you ? Well , you are going to see some queer things there.

So: “Going to “

As a future form , it is not a pure futurity .
With things : has meaning of probability or inevitability  in the mind of the speaker.
e.G

Look out ! The tram is going to overturn.
What’s going to happen next ?

So: “Pure future

Normal pure or colourless future is expressed byShall “ in theFirstPerson Singular and Plural
I shall                     We   shall

It must be tacitly understood that when talking about people, the possibility of wish, will, promise , or intention is always like to be present

So: “Pure future

Normal pure or colourless future is expressed byWill “ in others person , Singular and Plural
HE /She / it    will       — singular
 You / they     will       — Plural
 The purest futures are the least personal ones, especially when the future action is made to depend upon some external factor, as withIf  or Whenclauses
Except  in questions , theWillformis very commonly heard for all persons.

So: “Pure future

I shall know about him from his next letter
We   shall  stay here till you come back.
Itmust be tacitly understood that when talking about people, the possibility of wish, will, promise , or intention is always like to be present
 

So: “Pure future

HE  will know aboutherfromhernextletter
You  will  stayheretill he  comes back.
Itmust be tacitly understood that when talking about people, the possibility of wish, will, promise , or intention is always like to be present
I’myourPersonal EnglishCoachin Granollers, Barcelona.
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