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    others face imminent eviction vs others will face imminent eviction

    “This is a very harsh war,” Antonio Alarcón, an activist with the Málaga PAH, told IPS. He said Spain “is in a state of housing emergency, with many families living in dreadful conditions in garages, garrets and shacks,” while others face imminent eviction.
    More:IPS – Defying Foreclosures in Spain | Inter Press Service

    Is the usage of present simple correct in "others face imminent eviction"?
    Can I rewrite it into the following sentence?
    "others will face imminent eviction"


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    Re: others face imminent eviction vs others will face imminent eviction

    They face imminent eviction now.
    Last edited by 5jj; 10-Jan-2013 at 17:41. Reason: typo

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    Re: others face imminent eviction vs others will face imminent eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    They face imminent eveiction now.
    Thanks, but I am confused. Here is the definition of "imminent" in my dictionary:
    imminent: close in time; about to occur, likely or certain to happen very soon
    Is the usage of present simple here correct because it is likely or certain to happen very soon?

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    Re: others face imminent eviction vs others will face imminent eviction

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thanks, but I am confused.
    You know what the verbs mean. I don't see what is confusing.

    They are about to be evicted.
    They are on the point of being evicted.
    They face imminent eviction.
    They are to be evicted in ten minutes
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    The prospect is of eviction in the immediate future.

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    Re: others face imminent eviction vs others will face imminent eviction

    NOT A TEACHER

    I suppose even if the word, "imminent" wasn't used, still Simple Present would apply.

    They face (they now know that eviction is likely to happen in the near future, they now think what to do regarding evection which is likely to hapen in the near future) imminent eviction.

    "They will face eviction" would change the meaning of the sentence. With "will face" it would mean that they will be told / become aware of eviction in the future, but do not know anything about it yet.

    I hope this note from a fellow learner does help

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