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Message de ferdawss posté le 13-07-2010 à 15:21:16 (S | E | F)
Could you please tell me what the difference between future with will, future with going to, and future with present continuous is? .
Thank you for your answers.
Modifié par lucile83 le 13-07-2010 15:38
Réponse: Futur simple/proche de bridg, postée le 13-07-2010 à 15:32:39 (S | E)
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Réponse: Futur simple/proche de tierchenlili, postée le 15-07-2010 à 23:48:04 (S | E)
alright, if French admits a future tense, this is not the case of English which has a binary vision of time: everything is PAST or PRESENT. hence the use of grammatical operators referring to a present tense.
in English there 3 kinds of "future", let's say 3 difference present ways to induce a future tense and you got them well indeed !
1) WILL : a modal which insists on the fact that something is necessarily going to happen this way but as everyone knows nobody knows what future will be ;) we, French call it "the uncertain future", which means everything tends to end this way but who knows. we use it in general and often obvious situations "boys will be boys", "if I let an apple quit my hand, it will fall"
2) BE (in the present tense) GOING TO : what we call "the near future". grammatically, the subject is on its way to do something, so the act is not done, but is bound to be done. it's a very common use in everyday life "he is going to send this mail"
3) the present continuous BE + V-ING : "the certain future" as we call it in French English grammars. we use it to signify everything has been planned and apart from a huge predicament it is due to happen : "i'm visiting Japan this summer" (meaning i've got the tickets and accomodations etc.) or "he is doing a party tonight".
hope i helped.
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