Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    19
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Long-term future.

    This is a matter of a long-term future.
    Is the sentence correct?

    By the sentence I want to say that something will be discussed but not very soon. Example: The company plans to open a store in the city, but this is a matter/issue of long-term future. What are other variants to express the same meaning in formal speech? Thank you.

  2. #2
    Soup's Avatar
    Soup is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,892
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Long-term future.

    A future matter / a matter to be discussed in the future.

  3. #3
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,556
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Long-term future.

    or if you fancied a metaphor, it's 'a speck on the horizon'.

    b

Similar Threads

  1. in a long time/ for a long time
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31-May-2009, 15:13
  2. Future and present continous
    By belly_ttt in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2007, 07:53
  3. essay on the future
    By lawyerquang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Dec-2006, 15:45
  4. How would you define the future time?
    By shun in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2006, 01:20
  5. Do we have future tense?
    By shun in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Oct-2003, 17:06

Posting Permissions

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