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We can use a variety of future forms in most situations. However, the third form (which is
easily confused with the present simple) is only for planned, scheduled events.
He will travel to the UK tomorrow. It will not rain.
He is going to travel to the UK tomorrow. It is not going to rain.
He is travelling to the UK tomorrow.
Use the present simple, not the future, following prepositions like before, after, when, etc.
I will telephone you from the station when I arrive.
Choose an appropriate future form. Sometimes you have a choice of forms:
1/ She (have) the baby in June.
2/ I (get) home from work at about 5.
3/ If you don’t drive more carefully, you (have) an accident.
4/ She (prepare) the equipment before she (start) the work.
5/ As soon as we (know) the results, we (make) a decision.
6/ When the manager (ask) about the tests, I (say) that I don’t know.
7/ He has studied very hard so I expect that he (do) well in the examination.
8/ Although the car is in bad condition, I think it (last) for another year.
9/ If everything goes to plan, the product (be released) in July.
10/ She (go + negative) to work until she (feel) better.
11/ I (see + negative) the dentist until next Wednesday.
12/ I suppose that I (stop) smoking one of these days.
13/ It’s too warm. It (snow + negative) today.
14/ He (leave + negative) before midday.
15/ Turkey (join) the EU one day.
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1/ She will have/ is going to have/ is having the baby in June.
2/ I will get/ am going to get/ am getting home from work at about 5.
3/ If you don’t drive more carefully, you will have/ are going to have an accident.
(having an accident is not a planned, scheduled event).
4/ She will prepare/ is going to prepare/ is preparing the equipment before she starts the
5/ As soon as we know the results, we will make/ are going to make / are making a decision.
6/ When the manager asks about the tests, I will say/ am going to say/ am saying that I don’t
7/ He has studied very hard so I expect that he will do/ is going to do well in the
8/ Although the car is in bad condition, I think it will last/ is going to last for another year.
9/ If everything goes to plan, the product will be released/ is going to be released in July.
(because of the uncertainty in phrases 7, 8, and 9, we would avoid using the third future
10/ She will not- won’t go/ is not going to go/ is not going to work until she feels better.
(we do not use a future form after until, either).
11/ I will not see/ am not going to see/ am not seeing the dentist until next Wednesday.
12/ I suppose that I will stop/ am going to stop smoking one of these days.
13/ It’s too warm. It will not snow/ is not going to snow today.
14/ He will not leave/ is not going to leave/ is not leaving before midday.
15/ Turkey will join/ is going to join the EU one day.
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