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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    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

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    Default 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

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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

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