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    simple future tense

    1) when frame a question in future tense or any other tense do we place "not" after the auxillary verb or do we place it after the subject.
    eg: Will I not be busy? or it should be Will not I be busy.

    2) It is said that simple future is used for official programme and timetable or fixed programme and timetable.Can you please give me examples for fixed programmes and timetables and also for official programme and timetables.I get confused with it.I know it applies to football matches and scheduled transport.
    Does it applies to exams,privtae tutions schedule,meetings and all schdeuled events like parties as well
    3) Titanic is on tv on next the sunday.Over here Titanic is scheduled event so can we use simple present or if is wrong then please correct it and let me know which tense should be used and why.

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    Re: simple future tense

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Welcome

    1)
    Will I not be busy?
    Won't I be busy?
    Will not I be busy?


    Do you not like this?
    Don't you like this?
    Do not you like this?


    You must be careful
    "Don't" is okay, "Do not" is not okay in those cases.

    Do not touch it!
    Don't touch it!
    (I hope you can see the difference.)

    2)
    Timetables, fixed programs, etc -> Simple Present.
    The next train arrives at 4:00 pm.

    3)
    Titanic is on TV on the next sunday.
    I'm sure it's okay because the television program is a fixed timetable.
    (Yes, scheduled events.)

    Cheers!


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    Re: simple future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    You must be careful
    "Don't" is okay, "Do not" is not okay in those cases.

    Do not touch it!
    Don't touch it!
    (I hope you can see the difference.)

    Hi, Nightmare. As far as I understood, your examples that I quoted were meant to represent an exception. But as you can easily see, they are imperatives and they don't have subjects as your other examples do.

    If I misundertood your text, just ignore this post.

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    Re: simple future tense

    Yes, you're right.
    I wanted to write them in order to show cookingkit that it can be possible to use "Do not" - depending on the sentence construction (like imperative).
    However, I think he knows this anyway, but just to be sure

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85
    "Don't" is okay, "Do not" is not okay in those cases.
    Could cause confusion - that's why I added the other sentences

    Cheers!

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    Re: simple future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Yes, you're right.
    I wanted to write them in order to show cookingkit that it can be possible to use "Do not" - depending on the sentence construction (like imperative).
    However, I think he knows this anyway, but just to be sure


    Could cause confusion - that's why I added the other sentences

    Cheers!
    Maybe, while we're looking at "not" we may be missing an important point in your examples. As an imperative, "Do not" is always more powerful than "Don't". The same is true for "Don't you do" over "Don't you".

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