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    Study Site Boo-boos.

    On what is otherwise a nice little study site for learners, I find this:

    NB! English is the only European language which doesn't have a future tense. It uses another verb ('shall') to indicate the future.

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    What motivates that kind of restrictive, and for some users of AmEng impossible, statement? If anyone visits the above site and spots similar "error", could you please post them here? I want to inform the site's creators about such things.

    Thanks

    Here's the site: http://www.buzzin.net/english/verbs.htm
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    Re: Study Site Boo-boos.

    I think that claim is based the lack of change in the verb itself indicating a future tense.


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    Re: Study Site Boo-boos.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I think that claim is based the lack of change in the verb itself indicating a future tense.


    Yes, I agree, but a bit of an oversight to miss out all the expressions we can use to talk about the futute.

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    Re: Study Site Boo-boos.

    And to plump for 'shall', which is rarely used outside questions in BrE.

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    Re: Study Site Boo-boos.

    I know.

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    Re: Study Site Boo-boos.

    Mind you, they are thinking in British terms, not international- for the British educational system, poor things.

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    Re: Study Site Boo-boos.

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    Oops! Thanks.

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