“is starting on …” Why is it Present?

I have exercise to create sentences in Present Continuous but in one of them is. ” The sales is starting on Monday”. My question is about time used here, in my opinion this will happens only in future ” On Monday” But the tense is Present so i’m little lost. What is different(in the meaning … Read more

“I can’t be available” vs “I will not be available”

I had written “I can’t be available from 9-10.” My friends suggested that I rewrite it as “I can’t be available from 9-10”. Both answers were not satisfying me. I had searched on the internet for correct form sentence. The suggestion is I need to use the verb will rather than can. I can’t be … Read more

What’s the difference between “will turn on” and “going to turn on “?

I was playing an ESL Future Tenses Review Game when I came across the following question: You and your friend are reading. It’s getting dark and you decide to turn on the light. You stand up and walk towards the light switch. A: What are you doing? B: __________________ I’ll turn on the light. I’m … Read more

Future perfect for predictions?

I have seen a discussion regarding Harry Potter quotes, such as: Voldemort will not have made it easy to discover his hiding place. Which is said in a situation when Voldemort had hidden the thing already (in the past). But I am thinking – if I did not know the context, I could think that … Read more

I would agree vs I agree?

I don’t know why many people say “I would agree/disagree” when expressing their agreement regarding point of view or statement, while would is intended to express incertitude of action in the future. Why they don’t say simply “I agree” as they talk in the tense of simple present. When to use “I would agree”, and … Read more

What is correct: “will be not” or “will not be”?

I was wondering if someone helps me and says which one is correct: The function of feathers will be not restricted to flying The function of feathers will not be restricted to flying Answer I agree, the second one. The proper placement of negation in English is after the head of the verb phrase. With … Read more

Future negation with two statements using “won’t”

I have a question about future negation using won’t. So, when I have a question that contains two parts connected by and and I want to make it known that those things both will not happen. So for example: It won’t be counted as a typo and cause problems for your registration. Would writing it … Read more

You won’t catch the train if you don’t/won’t leave in time

You won’t catch the train if you don’t leave in time You won’t catch the train if you won’t leave in time I’m pretty sure the correct version is “You won’t catch the train if you don’t leave in time”, but I’m trying to explain it to someone and I don’t know how to explain … Read more

What is the difference between “will have ended” and “will be ending” in this sentence?

The passages below come from ‘Cambridge English: Compact Advanced.’ a. The thunderstorm will have ended by the time our plane takes off. b. The thunderstorm will be ending by the time our plane takes off. It asks the difference in meaning between a and b. Let me tell you my thought. ‘a’ more strongly suggests … Read more

Very very confused! which verbs can be used in simple present tense for scheduled future events?

This site says: The present simple can be used to talk about talk about scheduled future events. These are events that happen according to a schedule or timetable. They are usually scheduled by someone else and they are usually public events. Tomorrow is Friday. I fly to Paris next week. The plane departs at 8 … Read more