This one is from a Canadian series "The lisener". It's about a paramedic who could read minds. So a person is about to be discharged from the hospital and goes like
"What? They are going to kick me out of here already?!"
I've heard people using it with past and present tenses. It's the first time with the future simple tense. Is it grammatically correct?
Last edited by ostap77; 01-Mar-2011 at 10:20.
Last edited by ostap77; 01-Mar-2011 at 10:35.
I am not a teacher.
"Already" has two standard meanings. The first definition in the AHD on line is: "By this or a specified time; before: 'The children were already asleep when we got home.'" This would not work in your sentence: "What? They are going to kick me out of here by this time?!"
The second is: "So soon: 'Are you quitting already?'" This would work: "What? They are going to kick me out of here so soon?!" This "going to" is not really future, it expresses volition.