My grammar book prescribes the use of the future simple in the following sentence.
"I expect she will sunbathe until she gets badly burnt - that's what she did last year."
I would use "going to" in this sentence as it's base on past evidence and there's high probability that she's going to do that again. OK?
Since sunbathing assumes ongoingness I would also use the future progressive as in " I expect she's going to be sunbathing............." OK?
Last edited by ostap77; 01-Aug-2011 at 19:07.
How about she's been on vocation where she got burnt three times already?
2) Would it sound also "in the appropriate context"? "I'm going to be needing a report from you", if a detective officer got to the crime scene and asked that from a policeman?
Last edited by ostap77; 01-Aug-2011 at 22:46.