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    #1

    future sentences ok?

    "Are you coming to the bar after the classes are over?"

    OR

    "He said there's going to be many people waiting for us at the conference hall at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. Make sure you get there in time."

    OR

    "If he's not coming tomorrow morning, give him a call."

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    "What are you doing from 6 to 8 o'clock tomorrow evening?"
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    Re: future sentences ok?

    /A learner/

    I like to supply with my answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Are you coming to the bar after the classes are over?"

    OR

    "He said that many people are going to be waiting for us at the conference hall at 8 o'clock in the morning. Make sure you get there in time." (note that "people" takes plural only)

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    "If he will haven't been coming tomorrow morning, give him a call."

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    "What are you doing from 6 to 8 o'clock tomorrow evening?"

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    Re: future sentences ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    /A learner/

    I like to supply with my answer.
    "He said that many people are going to be waiting for us at the conference hall at 8 o'clock in the morning. Make sure you get there in time." (note that "people" takes plural only) This is OK.

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    "If he doesn't come tomorrow morning, give him a call."

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    "What are you doing from 6 to 8 o'clock tomorrow evening?" OK

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    #4

    Re: future sentences ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
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    "If he doesn't come tomorrow morning, give him a call."
    That would be correct if the intention was to wait for him to come and then after the event make a call if he hasn't arrived.

    However there is nothing inherently wrong with the original "If he's not coming tomorrow morning, give him a call." if the intention is to call him when you know in advance that he's not coming, perhaps to find out why not.

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    Re: future sentences ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "If he doesn't come tomorrow morning, give him a call."
    Is it also possible to say

    If he will not be coming tomorrow morning, give him a call.

    In my third one, should I have said

    If he will haven't (come) been coming by tomorrow morning, give him a call.
    Would this one be grammatically correct?

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    Re: future sentences ok?

    However there is nothing inherently wrong with the original "If he's not coming tomorrow morning, give him a call." If the intention is to call him when you know in advance that he's not coming, perhaps to find out why not.
    Precisely.

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    Re: future sentences ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    Precisely.
    "He said there's going to be many people waiting for us at the conference hall at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. Make sure you get there in time."

    Is this one possible? Can we say "8 o'clock tomorrow morning"? What is wrong with "there's going to be many people waiting for us"?

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