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Unit 41: VERBS & FUTURE TIME English does not have a future tense. We can use: be going to (Unit 37) will (or shall ) (Unit 31) present continuous (Unit 22) present simple (Unit 19) Which one do you use? 1 Personal plans and intentions a You are deciding now: use will or shall I think I ’ll visit my uncle tomorrow. “That’s all for today,” said the teacher. “Tomorrow we ’ll have a little test.” I think I will take the exam next summer. Just a minute and I ’ll get him for you. b You have already decided, but you have not arranged anything yet: use be going to be going to be going to be going to I ’m going to visit my uncle tomorrow. “Did you hear that?” asked the teacher. “Tomorrow we’ re going to have a little test.” He is going to take the exam next summer. c You have made arrangements. Now it is not just your intention — you have done something about it: use present continuous I’ m visiting my uncle tomorrow. Your uncle knows this – perhaps he has made plans to welcome you.
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