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 ENGLISH PAGE - Simple Future
The Simple Future has two different forms in English, "will" and "be going to." Although the two forms can sometimes be used interchangeably, they often express two very different meanings.
Like all future forms, the Simple Future cannot be used in clauses beginning with "when", "while", "before", "after", "by the time," "as soon as," "if" and "unless." In this lesson, all verbs in Time Clauses are italicized.
In the Simple Future, it is not always clear which USE the speaker has in mind.
www.englishpage.com /verbpage/simplefuture.html   (525 words)

  
 Spanish Grammar: future tense
The future tense is also used to express wonder or probability in the present state.
Further in the future, use the future tense.
Since the endings are the same as all other future tense verbs, we show only the "yo" form, and have underlined the irregular stem.
www.studyspanish.com /lessons/future.htm   (186 words)

  
 Verb Tenses
Present perfect tense describes an action that happened at an indefinite time in the past or that began in the past and continues in the present.This tense is formed by using has/have with the past participle of the verb.
This tense is formed by using has/have been and the present participle of the verb (the verb form ending in -ing).
This tense is formed by using had been and the present perfect of the verb (the verb form ending in -ing).
leo.stcloudstate.edu /grammar/tenses.html   (732 words)

  
 Future perfect tense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The future perfect tense is used to describe an event that has not yet happened but is expected or planned to happen before another stated occurence.
The future of haber is formed by the future stem "habr" + the endings -é, -ás, -á, -emos, -éis, -án.
To form the future form of the auxiliary verbs, one uses the future stem and adds the endings -ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont. Both avoir and être have irregular future stems; while, with the exception of -re verbs, most verbs use the infinitive as the future stem (i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Future_perfect_tense   (863 words)

  
 Tense and related topics
And most English "traditional tenses" (i.e, the tenses that are "sort of the same as" the 6 tenses Latin had: present, imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect) canonically use only a few combinations.
Anything in the future, for instance, is imaginal, and that's the realm of the subjunctive/conditional -- in creole studies, this is called "irrealis", and creole languages (i.e, brand-new languages) always have one marker for "irrealis" that works for future, too.
Linguists reserve the technical term "tense" for true inflection, i.e, one that produces a real change in a single word, as in Latin or Spanish, which are inflectional languages and have a lot of tenses, all encompassed paradigmatically.
www-personal.umich.edu /~jlawler/aue/tense.html   (2323 words)

  
 The Future Tense in Spanish
The future tense is also used to indicate conjecture or probability in the present time.
There is a third, seldom seen, use of the future: in commands, as in the ten commandments, where the usage is similar to that in English.
A present tense form of the verb ir (to go) plus the preposition a plus an infinitive is often used as a substitute for the future tense in Spanish.
users.ipfw.edu /jehle/courses/FUTURE.HTM   (253 words)

  
 Future Tense - Memory Alpha - A Wikia wiki
He pays a little visit to Daniels's quarters and finds out this is effectively the case – the ship is from the 31st century.
An early pitch for the story that became "Future Tense" had the USS Defiant appearing instead of a timeship from the 31st century.
Also in the database is a news article on President George W. Bush's state of the Union Address for 2003.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Future_Tense   (835 words)

  
 FUTURE TENSE -BUSINESS SPANISH TUTORIALS -
The future tense in Spanish is equivalent to the future tense in English, will or shall + verb.
Some verbs have irregular future stems, which are the same as their irregular conditional stems.
To express probability, conjecture or doubt of an action, condition or state, in the present or future time, the future tense is used.
www.businessspanish.com /LECCION/future.htm   (347 words)

  
 Future Tense from American Public Media
From electronic privacy and digital democracy to spam and computer worms, Future Tense keeps you up to date on the rapidly changing world of technology.
Future Tense is heard in the United States during broadcasts of the CBC's As It Happens.
Future Tense technology analyst Dwight Silverman offers his advice.
www.publicradio.org /columns/futuretense   (1223 words)

  
 English Grammar: Simple Future Tense (EnglishClub.com)
The simple future tense is often called will, because we make the simple future tense with the modal auxiliary will.
For negative sentences in the simple future tense, we insert not between the auxiliary verb and main verb.
We use the simple future tense when there is no plan or decision to do something before we speak.
www.englishclub.com /grammar/verb-tenses_future.htm   (314 words)

  
 French Grammar Introduction: Future & Conditional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
French and English use their future tense (see future and conditional conjugations) in much the same way.
As already mentioned, the present tense is often used to express future actions.
The present tense, all the verb forms of the past tense, and the future are all reality describers.
www.languageguide.org /francais/grammar/tense/fc.html   (293 words)

  
 Sequence of Tenses
Problems in sequencing tenses usually occur with the perfect tenses, all of which are formed by adding an auxiliary or auxiliaries to the past participle, the third principal part.
Infinitives, too, have perfect tense forms when combined with "have," and sometimes problems arise when infinitives are used with verbs such as "hope," "plan," "expect," and "intend," all of which usually point to the future (I wanted to go to the movie.
The past perfect tense designates action in the past just as simple past does, but the action of the past perfect is action completed in the past before another action.
owl.english.purdue.edu /handouts/grammar/g_seqtense.html   (573 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Abandon Future Tenses
This idea is to reduce a lot of the bulk in languages by using the past tenses to express the future.
In your future case, "go" isn't the verb - "will go" is, and that is future tense (or "will be going" for perfect).
Constructions referring to the future use present tense to indicate intent, tendency etc. In the phrase "I will go", "will" is present, "go" is infinitive and tenseless.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Abandon_20Future_20Tenses   (1050 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Thinking in the Future Tense: Books: Jennifer James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
To gain the power of myth and symbols (which is a summary of myths as she defined) she says to watch for new symbols and notice the shifts in advertising, children's books, new magazines, and best-sellers, and catch trends in sitcoms and know what's hot in other countries.
Often one's reaction is to fear the future and the unknown, and to cling to the past since it is more comfortable.
To better envision the future and take advantage of its opportunities which are necessary for ensuring a healthy and prosperous organization, James describes eight skills necessary to understand and adapt to change: perspective; pattern recognition; cultural knowledge; flexibility; vision; energy; intelligence; and global values.
www.amazon.com /Thinking-Future-Tense-Jennifer-James/dp/0684832690   (3228 words)

  
 The Future Tense of Spanish Verbs
This construction expresses future actions or states, very much lke the English present tense of the expression going to.
The infinitive serves as the stem of almost all Spanish verbs in the future tense.
A few verbs are irregular in the future tense.
goldey.gbc.edu /~grantm/futuretense.htm   (221 words)

  
 taf2: simple future: regular
The future stem for -er and -ir verbs is the infinitive.
In all cases, the future stem ends in -r: this sound characterizes the future and the conditional.The French simple future tense is generally translated into English with the modal auxiliary 'will.'
Their future stems are the infinitive or the infinitive minus the final e.
www.laits.utexas.edu /tex/gr/taf2.html   (426 words)

  
 Future tense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that the section In grammar from the article Future be merged into this article or section.
For the second season episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, see "Future Tense (Enterprise episode)".
The future simple is made by simply taking the infinitive of the verb and adding the correct form of avoir (to have) to the end of the word.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Future_tense   (1432 words)

  
 English Grammar: Future Perfect Tense (EnglishClub.com)
The future perfect tense is quite an easy tense to understand and use.
The future perfect tense expresses action in the future before another action in the future.
You can sometimes think of the future perfect tense like the present perfect tense, but instead of your viewpoint being in the present, it is in the future:
www.englishclub.com /grammar/verb-tenses_future-perfect.htm   (205 words)

  
 Czech Language - Future Tense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
TO BE (in future tense) + infinitive of the verb
the future tense of "I will go" is always "pojedu" (by car) or "půjdu" (on foot), never "budu jet", "budu jít".
In most cases, the "dokonavý vid" uses the one-word future constructions, the "nedokonavý vid" uses the "to be" + infinitive future constructions.
www.locallingo.com /czech/grammar/futuretense.html   (384 words)

  
 The Trek Nation - Future Tense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Starting 'Future Tense' with a mention of Cochrane is brilliant because it plays off our expectations: we know that he ended up on a planet with a Companion where Kirk and Spock eventually found him, so we know the body can't be his.
I don't need a crystal ball to know that we're being manipulated vis a vis Archer and T'Pol the way we were with Janeway and Chakotay for seven years (which, I suppose, means that she is going to fall in love with Mayweather in the series finale, since he's the gratuitous hunk).
On three separate occasions in 'Future Tense,' we hear her disbelief over the thought of humans and Vulcans mating -- well, producing offspring, but the production of the offspring is strongly hinted at in the subtext.
www.treknation.com /reviews/enterprise/future_tense.shtml   (1802 words)

  
 FUTURE TENSE
Often when we talk about a future event, we are making a prediction, what we believe will happen based on the information we have or our intuition.
Some future time signals are clauses*, with a subject and a verb.
Of course the verb in the main part of the sentence (in green) is in the future tense.
www.sonnerct.com /English_Rules/LR04_Future_Tense.htm   (797 words)

  
 Future Tense:
Future Tense explores how the modern work “place” is evolving and adapting to new trends, technologies, and economic factors.
Elizabeth Albrycht is a 16-year veteran of high technology public relations practice and co-founder of the New Communications Forum, a conference series designed to bring journalists and marketing and PR professionals together to learn how to use participatory communications tools.
Note: To be fair to the other organizations that we are surveying in this series, I did not consult my Future Tense colleague, Dave Desforges -- a manager at SUN -- for this week's entry.
www.corante.com /futuretense   (4960 words)

  
 The Future tense in Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
There is only one set of endings in the future, regardless if the verb is an -Ar or -Ir or -Er.
Note: the Future Tense does not reflect the meaning of "will" in terms of your "willingness" to do something.
The irregulars in the Future tense follow the same pattern (and are the same verbs!) as the irregulars in the Conditional.
www.drlemon.net /Grammar/future.html   (173 words)

  
 Future Tense - Intro
One of my favorite quotes about the future comes from William Gibson: “The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” Based on this, it is relatively easy to make future predictions by looking at some of the core things that are happening today.
The early indications of this shift can be seen in the “mashups” of sites like Google Map and craigslist, for example and I believe the next generation of people entering the workforce will demand such freedom to recombine systems in the future.
Along with the recombination of applications, they will also demand that such flexibility exist in the way they work and we will see the rise of a more modular and flexible workforce, with virtual teams replacing the more rigid structures that currently exist in corporations.
www.tnl.net /blog/entry/Future_Tense_-_Intro   (489 words)

  
 330 Grammar: The Future with "Will"
In English, there are many ways of expressing future time.
One of the most common is using the modal auxiliary verb "will" (and sometimes "shall").
This page will explain how to form the future with "will", and what the main meanings of "will" are.
web2.uvcs.uvic.ca /elc/studyzone/330/grammar/futwil.htm   (174 words)

  
 FutureTense::Home
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At Future Tense we believe that we have a truly unique and credible offering that will make us the correct choice of partner...
Future Tense is an Australian Government endorsed supplier.
www.futuretense.com.au   (168 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Future: Tense: The Coming World Order?: Books: Gwynne Dyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Future Tense, Gwynne Dyer's brilliant follow up to last year's bestselling Ignorant Armies, he analyzes how the world made its way to the brink of disaster, and describes how we may all slide over the edge.
It is this future stability that is directly threatened by the actions of the US in Iraq.
The idea that America was, or was even intended to be, a democracy is an absurd and outdated myth needs to be put to rest, perhaps by a reading of Daniel Lazare's Velvet Revolution, which though dealing with the Bush Coup, gives along the way a concise version of his earlier book, The Frozen Republic.
www.amazon.com /Future-Tense-Coming-World-Order/dp/0771029780   (4003 words)

  
 monkee reviews 'Future Tense'
The only explanation Archer and the gang can come up with is that the ship is from the future.
Before he can, though, someone from the future apparently picks up the distress signal, and the ship, the beacon and the corpse all vanish.
They have an interesting conversation about knowing the future, then they get stuck in a small temporal loop.
members.tripod.com /~jetcmonkee/future_tense.htm   (1129 words)

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