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    Default It will not be long before you get well.

    "It will not be long before you get well"
    I found this sentence from my grammar book and wonder why we don't say "It will not be long before you will get well"

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    Default Re: It will not be long before you get well.

    *Not a teacher

    It is correct.

    It will not be long before you get well.

    The highlighted clause is temporal (before introduces a temporal clause). We never use future tenses in temporal clauses. In order to express the future in temporal clauses we use present tenses.

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