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    In the future vs In future

    What is the difference between these two?

    In the future
    In future

    Thanks.

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    Re: In the future vs In future

    Well, I thought there was only one future.
    I'm not talking about yours or mine, I'm talking about the general future.
    Tomorrow is tomorrow, and this will always be the case.
    So why a "specific future"?

    Please explain it!
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    Re: In the future vs In future

    I think the same confusion applaies to the case of ''in past vs in the past''. I'm still bewidered.

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    Re: In the future vs In future

    Actually, sometimes they are used interchangeably; so if u wanna work out the difference in a given sitaution u must look at the context. however, in fututre means from now on, as in "in future, all the staff must wear a uniform", while in the future is used in a general sense to refer to the time after the present moment as in "in the future, space travel will be as easy as a ride in the countryside.

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    Re: In the future vs In future

    Quote Originally Posted by paul.moss View Post
    Actually, sometimes they are used interchangeably; so if u wanna work out the difference in a given sitaution u must look at the context. however, in fututre means from now on, as in "in future, all the staff must wear a uniform", while in the future is used in a general sense to refer to the time after the present moment as in "in the future, space travel will be as easy as a ride in the countryside.

    yours
    Yes, but please use English, not "textspeak" on this forum, "you" not "u", "want to" not "wanna".

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    Re: In the future vs In future

    Not a teacher.

    "In future" is not an expression I have ever heard used.

    In the future, do not wear open-toed shoes in the factory.

    In the future, robots will deliver pizza.

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    Re: In the future vs In future

    Ok. Thank YOU for reminding me

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    #8

    Re: In the future vs In future

    "In future" can be used in sentences like 'In future discussions, we can talk about possible delivery schedules.'
    (just so that no one thinks that "In future" can never be used)

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    Re: In the future vs In future

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    "In future" can be used in sentences like 'In future discussions, we can talk about possible delivery schedules.'
    (just so that no one thinks that "In future" can never be used)
    Sure, but that's as an adjective.

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    Re: In the future vs In future

    I meant to point out that that "future" is an adjective, but then I forgot to do it.

    On the other hand, a statement like "In future" is not an expression I have ever heard used." is very broad.

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