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The courses should be changed soon.

 
 
Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2010 02:27 pm
Hi. Should I use future tense because of the adverb soon?
The courses will be changed soon.
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2010 02:42 pm
@bbman2007,
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Hi. Should I use future tense because of the adverb soon?
The courses will be changed soon.


English doesn't have a future tense, BBman.

More later
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Reply Sat 26 Jun, 2010 06:54 pm
@JTT,
Hi. Should I use future tense because of the adverb soon?
The courses will be changed soon.

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English doesn't are used to convey a future meaning.

You could use any number of future structures to convey this idea, depending on the meaning you want to convey.

The courses will be/are going to be/are just about to be/would be/could be/may be/might be/should be/shall be/are being changed soon.

There are others too.
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2010 09:09 am
I don't understand why you are asking what verb tense to use, just because of the adverb 'soon'. Was this a test asking you to choose the correct verb tense, based on the clue word, 'soon'?

'should be changed' implies the future.
'soon' could be next hour, next week or any time in the future.

If 'soon' was replaced with 'last week' then the verb would be stated in the past: were changed, have been changed, etc.
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Reply Sun 27 Jun, 2010 11:56 am
@JTT,
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English doesn't are used to convey a future meaning.


What the hell does this mean? Surprised Very Happy


Quote:
Hi. Should I use future tense because of the adverb soon?
The courses will be changed soon.


You could also use the present simple for the future.

The courses change soon.

The present simple for the futureis used when something has become set or scheduled.
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