Difference in meaning between “It is 500 miles” and “it is going to be 500 miles” in context

Would you tell me if there is any difference in meaning between it is 500 miles and it is going to be 500 miles in the context below? The load is going from New York to Ohio. It is 500 miles in total/it is going to be 500 miles in total. As a non-native English … Read more

What would you say if tomorrow or yesterday were a milestone moment for you?

If today were your and your partner’s 5th anniversary you would say: "It’s been 5 years since we started dating" or "We’ve been dating for 5 years already" or some might say: "It’s 5 years since we started dating." But what way would you say the same thing, if the anniversary were tomorrow or yesterday? … Read more

Is it incorrect to say I’m 20 years old next month?

Is it incorrect to say I’m 20 years old next month. I’m learning through an English app. It says that the sentence above is incorrect and the correct answer is I shall be 20 years old next month. There were 4 choices to this question in the app: I (am/shall/shall be/will) 20 years old next … Read more

I go to bathroom then I come to bed – is it correct?

Let’s say I come home from work and I tell to my daughter: I go to bathroom then I come to bed Is it correct? What about: I go to bathroom then I’ll come to bed I’m going to bathroom then I’ll come to bed Are they wrong? Answer Expanding on Lambie’s comment, yes, "I … Read more

When “If you have any questions” refers to the future, why isn’t it “if you would have any questions”?

There are several questions here on ELL that refer to the idiom "if you have any questions", but none of them touches upon why is it "you have" and not "you would have", when that sentence refers to the future. As an example: Teacher: Please finish this task until next Sunday. Student: No problem. If … Read more

By the time phrase and future simple. Possible?

Which options are correct and why? I’ll have had lots of money by tomorrow or I’ll have lots of money by tomorrow? I’ll be there by tomorrow or I’ll have been there by tomorrow? I’ll have finished the book by tomorrow or I’ll finish the book by tomorrow? This resource (https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/future-perfect-tense-use.html) demonstrates that you should … Read more

Time clauses and present perfect progressive

I have found a rule that we cannot use future forms when using time clauses including expressions such as: while, before, after, until/till, as, once, as soon as, as long as, by the time Does this mean that below sentence is not grammatically correct if it contains "by the time"? "How long will John have … Read more

Are sometimes Simple Future and Future Progressive interchangeable

One thing that tricks me is the meaning the progressive form of the future conveys. For instance: This time next week we’ll be meeting our boos Saturday I’ll be fighting him Does those two mean: Later in the future, We’ll meet our boss and when this time next week comes, we’ll still be doing so … Read more

Can we use second conditional for future

I was learning about second conditionals when I found a conflicting opinion on the internet regarding second conditional’s future use. Consider this sentence for example : If I pilot a plane tommorow, I would try to land it on the moon. If I pilot a plane, I would try to land it on the moon. … Read more