Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 1,183
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Cool she is away until or she will be away

    Hello,

    Which tense is better here, please?

    -My friend is away until Friday 5th April, so I won't be able to talk to her before that.

    -My friend will be away until Friday 5th April, so I won't be able to talk to her before that.


    Thanks a lot for your help,

    Will

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Armenia

    • Join Date: Mar 2013
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: she is away until or she will be away

    Hi Will,
    My friend is away until Friday 5th April, so I won't be able to talk to her.-is correct, because there is "until", so we can not use future.
    Margaret

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,167
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: she is away until or she will be away

    Quote Originally Posted by M.G. View Post
    Hi Will,
    My friend is away until Friday 5th April, so I won't be able to talk to her.-is correct, because there is "until", so we can not use future.
    Margaret
    This is not correct. 'Until' does not introduce the clause, so does not affect the tense of the verb.

    Both the original sentences are possible.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 16,068
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: she is away until or she will be away

    Margaret, please read the Posting Guidelines and state that you are not a teacher when attempting to answer questions.

    Rover

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •