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    Default 'is' vs 'will be'

    Dear teachers

    Which one of these sentences is OK?

    I would like to know when the journal is out.
    I would like to know when the journal will be out.

    By 'out' I mean published.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: 'is' vs 'will be'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Which one of these sentences is OK?

    I would like to know when the journal is out.
    I would like to know when the journal will be out.

    By 'out' I mean published.

    Thanks
    They're both OK but I prefer the second. I would also suggest:

    I'd like to know when the journal is coming out.
    I'd like to know when the journal is due out.

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    Default Re: 'is' vs 'will be'

    Without further context, your first sentence could be enquiring when, i.e. on what day of the month, the journal regularly appears.

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