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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Technically 'shall' is present tense, like 'may', 'can', 'will' and (these days) 'must'.

    Most grammarians today feel that English does not have a future tense. We express futurity in a number of ways, including:

    Present simple: Emma flies to Prague next Friday.
    Present continuous: Emma is flying to Prague next Friday
    Present continuous of GO + to- infinitive: Emma is going to fly to Prague next Friday.
    Modal + bare infinitive: Emma will/may fly to Prague next Friday.
    Modal + (bare) progressive infinitive: Emma will/may be flying to Prague next Friday.
    I understand now that the sentence '' I remember to lock the door'' expresses the habitual work that means (I do lock the door) am i right? here is a another sentence ''Louise remembered to turn off the lights before leaving.'' does that mean (She did turn off the lights.) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Technically 'shall' is present tense, like 'may', 'can', 'will' and (these days) 'must'.

    Most grammarians today feel that English does not have a future tense. We express futurity in a number of ways, including:

    Present simple: Emma flies to Prague next Friday.
    Present continuous: Emma is flying to Prague next Friday
    Present continuous of GO + to- infinitive: Emma is going to fly to Prague next Friday.
    Modal + bare infinitive: Emma will/may fly to Prague next Friday.
    Modal + (bare) progressive infinitive: Emma will/may be flying to Prague next Friday.
    According to you ''I remember to lock the door'' means (I do lock the door)? Louise remembered to turn off the lights before leaving. means (She did turn off the lights.)? does the first one express the habitual work?

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    Re: I remember to lock the door vs I remember locking the door

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    I understand now that the sentence '' I remember to lock the door'' expresses the habitual work that means (I do lock the door) am i right? here is a another sentence ''Louise remembered to turn off the lights before leaving.'' does that mean (She did turn off the lights.) ?
    Yes.

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    Yes.
    Thank you.

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    Re: I remember to lock the door vs I remember locking the door

    Babai, your thanks are appreciated but your click on the Like button was sufficient. There is no need to send a separate post or quote our replies back to us.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

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