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    to - future sense

    Since 'to-infinitive' can convey a future sense of some sort, is it correct for me to say this: I will watch him to be jogging tomorrow morning.

    Is it exciting?
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    Re: to - future sense

    No.

    The 'will' and time adverbial here are sufficient to indicate futurity!

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    Re: to - future sense

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Since 'to-infinitive' can convey a future sense of some sort.....,
    You are quite right in thinking that the to-infinitive can convey a future meaning (and the gerund usually does not). I used to tell my students that if they did not know whether a particular verb was followed by a gerund or to-infinitive, then following the guide (in red above) would lead to the correct choice more often than not.

    However, I always made it clear that this was not an infallible rule. Suggest + gerund is one of many exceptions:

    I suggest going in my car tomorrow.

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