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There are many ways to express the future according to the situation, you can use present, present continuous, going to verb, will + verb, future perfect, future perfect continous…
|We normally use the present tense When we know about the future .
We use the present simple for something scheduled or arranged previously:
We have presentation about “life in the future” next Wednesday
|We can use the present continuous to talk abour plans or future arrangements:
I’m watching Seleccion Colombia soccer game tomorrow
|We use will to talk about the future:
-When we make predictions:
I think Colombia will win tomorrow.
-To mean want to or be willing to:
I hope you will enjoy the concert
-To make offers and promises:
I’ll send you some exercises through my blog.
-To talk about offers and promises:
|We use (be) going verbto+ :
· To talk about plans and intentions:
We’re going to travel to Monteria.
Look at those black clouds. I think it’s going to rain.
|-We often use verbs like would like, plan, want, mean, hope, expect to talk about the future:
What are you going to do next year? I’d like to go to New York.
USED TO / GET USED / MUST / HAVE TO
- Used to:
FORM: be used to + noun/gerund
get used to + noun/gerund
- Be used to is used to express that a situation is not new or strange, or is no longer new or strange.
- I’ve lived here for 25 years now so I’m used to walking to the school.
- Get used to is used to express that an action/situation becomes less strange or new, or becomes more comfortable.
- It took us a long time to get used to our new teacher.
- We use ‘used to’ for something that happened regularly in the past but no longer happens.
- My father used to drink alcohol but he stopped ten years ago.
- I used to walk to the school but how I take a bus.
We also use it for something that was true but no longer is.
- People used to celebrate parties in the backyards in Valledupar but now there isn’t.
CONNECTORS: ALTHOUGH/ HOWEVER / NEVERTHELESS
- After although we use a subject + verb
- We can use ‘although’ at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence
- Sometimes we use though instead of although
- Although and However are two conjunctions that indicate contrast or opposition.
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