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    Default problem with future tense

    I know it is incorrect to say "When you will come,we shall visit the zoo".

    The correct sentence will be like,
    "when you come,we shall visit the zoo"
    But I don't know the rule.Could any kindly explain the rule?

    And,can I also say?
    "when you come,we would visit the zoo"

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    Default Re: problem with future tense

    similarly,is the following sentence correct?

    "when I can read,when teachers teach me,I would not fail in any exam"

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    Default Re: problem with future tense

    There is no future tense in English, though there are several ways of expressing futurity.

    In temporal and conditional clauses referring to future-time situations, we normally use a present tense:

    When you arrive, we'll go to the zoo.
    If you have finished by seven, we'll be able to catch the bus.
    While they're doing the written test, I'm going to set up the recorders for the orals
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    You cannot say, "When you come,we would visit the zoo".

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    Default Re: problem with future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    There is no future tense in English, though there are several ways of expressing futurity.

    In temporal and conditional clauses referring to future-time situations, we normally use a present tense:

    When you arrive, we'll go to the zoo.
    If you have finished by seven, we'll be able to catch the bus.
    While they're doing the written test, I'm going to set up the recorders for the orals
    .

    You cannot say, "When you come,we would visit the zoo".
    Thank you sir! that answered all my questions perfectly.

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    @fivejedjon

    Sir,could you suggest a book or a weblink from where i could learn these grammar rule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    @fivejedjon

    Sir, could you suggest a book or a weblink (from) where i I could learn these this grammar rule?
    How about post #3, above?

    If you are interested in a fairly detailed, and rather dull, look at how we express futurity in English, try this: http://www.gramorak.com/Articles/Future.pdf

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    Default Re: problem with future tense

    Sir,I have learnt that rule.I had just requested you to suggest a book or a weblink for English grammar.I'm prone to make mistakes while writing,and that's what I want to get rid of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    Sir,_I have learnt that rule._I had just asked you to suggest a book or a weblink for English grammar._I'm prone to make mistakes while writing,_and that's what I want to get rid of.
    Leave a space after a full stop or a comma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    Sir,I have learnt that rule.I had just requested you to suggest a book or a weblink for English grammar.I'm prone to make mistakes while writing,and that's what I want to get rid of.
    English Grammar

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    The Internet English Grammar

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    @innocent fairy:

    None of the links is opening.

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