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Future Perfect and "be to do"

 
 
Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2016 11:07 am
Are you guys often using that tense(edit)? For example
By tomorrow we will have finished ...
By next week we will have studying all the news
I will have been learning by saturday.

Is better "be to do" or "be about to do" ?
I am to call him
I am about to call him
?
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2016 02:33 pm
@58podejscie,
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Are you guys often using that tense(edit)?
I use edit a lot As for FP, others we hope will respond

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For example ; By tomorrow we will have finished ...
'tsokay; sometime soon, probably tomorrow, the job will be done

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By next week we will have studying all the news
will have studied. Need context

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I will have been learning by saturday.
This says you hadn't been learning much before but will have started as of coming Sat (Cap.)

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Is better "be to do" or "be about to do" ?
Depends upon context

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I am to call him
S'okay; or I'm supposed to call him some time

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I am about to call him
Allright; I intend to call him pretty quick now

So 58 did I help you with your homework
Many wouldn't, hate other's
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58podejscie
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2016 03:12 pm
@58podejscie,
These are examples which I have written from the board...
I wanted to know more because I WAS INTRESRED IN ( not any more thanks to you)

If you really want to, I will give you my homework.
(Homework has not been given today)
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2016 05:04 pm
@58podejscie,
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...I WAS INTRESRED IN ( not any more ...)
Forgive me Dejs but at first I interpreted it to mean that reading my posting caused you to entirely lose interest

But maybe that's what you really meant, in which case my most abject apgs
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2016 05:26 pm
@58podejscie,
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Do you guys often use that tense?

The future perfect simple is not commonly used in everyday speech or writing.

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By next week we will have been studying all the news.


or,

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By next week we will have studied all the news.



"I am to call him," and "I am about to call him" have different meanings. The first indicates a directive. The second indicates immediateness.
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