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  1. Member
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      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
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      • Japan
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    • Join Date: Mar 2009
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    In future/In the future

    I thought "in future" meant "from now on" and a little different from "in the future."

    Therefore, I was using, "You must be careful in future." and "He will come to Japan in the future."

    I wonder if "in future" is acceptable in the US, because Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English says "in future" is British English.

  2. Editor,
    English Teacher
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      • Native Language:
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      • UK
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    • Join Date: Nov 2002
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    Re: In future/In the future

    I can't say about AmE, but you're certainly using them correctly from a BrE perspective- I didn't know that this was BrE.

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