Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. The Phoenix's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 11
    #1

    is the grammar here right ?

    tomorrow i finishes my work at 8:00 pm so i won't be able to go with you
    because i'll have been working - for - the all day

    or :
    because i am going to have been working - for - the all day

    so is the grammar here right ?
    and is -for- optional in these examples ?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 1,517
    #2

    Re: is the grammar here right ?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phoenix View Post
    Tomorrow I'll finishes my work at 8:00 pm so I won't be able to go with you.
    because I'll have been working work all day long. - for - the all day

    or :
    because I am going to have been working - for - the all day work all day long.

    so is the grammar here right ?
    and is -for- optional in these examples ?
    .


    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 2,036
    #3

    Re: is the grammar here right ?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phoenix View Post
    tomorrow i finishes my work at 8:00 pm so i won't be able to go with you
    because i'll have been working - for - the all day

    or :
    because i am going to have been working - for - the all day

    so is the grammar here right ?
    and is -for- optional in these examples ?
    Tomorrow I finish work at 8:00, so I won't be able to go with you.

    It's correct to say "my work", but, typically, more natural to not say it.

    I used "I finish work at 8:00" because the simple present (first form) can be used to talk about things that are scheduled or fixed times. It's possible that the speaker is scheduled to finish work at 8:00.

    Here are some other possibilities:

    1) "I'm finishing work at 8:00 tomorrow, so I won't be able to go with you."

    We can use a progressive form (present) for a future activity or event that's planned or arranged.

    2) "I'm going to finish work at 8:00 tomorrow, so I won't be able to go with you."

    Use "be going to" for a plan - something that is already decided.

    3) "I'll be finishing work at 8:00 tomorrow, so I won't be able to go with you."

    Use the future progressive in the same way we use the present progressive for a future action. Using the future progressive emphasizes the continuing or ongoing nature of an event or action. It's possible to view "finishing" this way depending on what is required of one to finish. Or maybe the speaker is not 100% sure of the time, so chooses to state as a very, and relatively, short-term action or event. This would be the least likely form to use in this situation, but it is possible, and people do use it in this way.


    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 2,036
    #4

    Re: is the grammar here right ?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phoenix View Post
    tomorrow i finishes my work at 8:00 pm so i won't be able to go with you
    because i'll have been working - for - the all day

    or :
    because i am going to have been working - for - the all day

    so is the grammar here right ?
    and is -for- optional in these examples ?
    I would use the future perfect progressive like this:

    Tomorrow I'm not going to finish work until 8:00. And by that time I'll have been working for 14 hours, so I won't be able to go with you because I'll be too tired.

    I used "I'll be too tired" because the speaker is stating a certain prediction in his or her view.

    Saying "I won't be able to go with you" is a certain kind of promise (or maybe a certain prediction) which is another reason to use "will".

Similar Threads

  1. Grammar Websites and Grammar Chats
    By Grammar Needs Improving in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Apr-2009, 19:32
  2. Is there a grammar of spoken English?
    By M56 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-Feb-2009, 01:58
  3. Suggest a name for grammar book
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-Apr-2008, 08:44
  4. Complex english grammar
    By shivam in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-Oct-2007, 04:57
  5. Complex english grammar
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-May-2007, 08:03

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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