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    future continuous/future perfect, little+adj

    Hi,

    I would like to know if this sentence can gramatically be built in the two forms of the future mentioned in the title:

    I sincerely hope they will have finished / will be finishing the building work by the end of next month

    Another question: is it possible to use little+adj in a sentence such as:

    he is a little rich

    Thanks


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    Re: future continuous/future perfect, little+adj

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to know if this sentence can gramatically be built in the two forms of the future mentioned in the title:

    I sincerely hope they will have finished / will be finishing the building work by the end of next month

    Another question: is it possible to use little+adj in a sentence such as:

    he is a little rich

    Thanks
    #1 - Yes - both are acceptable.

    #2 answered on another post

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    Re: future continuous/future perfect, little+adj

    1a. I sincerely hope they will have finished the building work by the end of next month.

    1b. I sincerely hope they will be finishing the building work by the end of next month.

    1c. I sincerely hope they will finish the building work by the end of next month.

    1c. I sincerely hope they finish the building work by the end of next month.


    2a. He is a little rich. (He is not very rich).
    2b. He is a little too rich. (He's very rich)

    2b. This cake is/tastes a little rich.


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    Re: future continuous/future perfect, little+adj

    Thank you for your explanations Soup. But, why "will be finishing" is not right?

    Thanks

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