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    I am here in two

    Hi,

    Could you please tell me if we I use 'I am here in two minutes' instead of 'I will be in two minutes' or not?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I am here in two

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    Could you please tell me if we I use 'I am here in two minutes' instead of 'I will be in two minutes' or not?

    Thanks.
    Neither one is possible. "I will be there in two minutes" is possible.

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    Re: I am here in two

    It should have been 'I will be here in two minutes'. Sorry for that.

    The reason why I have asked is that we can say 'If I am not here tomorrow, remember me today', but I would like to know why we can't say 'I am here/there in two minutes or I am here/there tomorrow.

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    Re: I am here in two

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    It should have been 'I will be here in two minutes'. Sorry for that.

    The reason why I have asked is that we can say 'If I am not here tomorrow, remember me today', but I would like to know why we can't say 'I am here/there in two minutes or I am here/there tomorrow.
    'If I am not here tomorrow, remember me today'
    The above doesn't make much sense to me.

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    Re: I am here in two

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    It should have been 'I will be here in two minutes'. Sorry for that.

    The reason why I have asked is that we can say 'If I am not here tomorrow, remember me today', but I would like to know why we can't say 'I am here/there in two minutes or I am here/there tomorrow.
    "I'm not here tomorrow" is sometimes used, as is the positive, "I'm here tomorrow".

    The following mean that you are due to be here/not here tomorrow:
    "I'm busy now. But I'm here tomorrow too. Ask me then."
    "I'm not here tomorrow. You better ask me now."

    It has to be something that is pre-planned. "Next week, I am in Novosibirsk, then I move on to Omsk".
    But you can't say, *"I'm here in two minutes".

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    Re: I am here in two

    Thanks for the answers, I think I got it! May I ask one more question in line with this topic?

    - Call me when you are at the office tomorrow.

    I am asking this question because I know we can't use 'will / be going to' for the future meaning after a conjunction sech as 'when'. For this reason, I must use 'am, is, are' after 'when' instead of 'will be' for a future meaning. In short, I would like to know whether we can use 'am, is, are' after 'when, while, after,...etc' for a future meaning. If you don't like the sentence I have written, please create me a better one for me to understand better.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: I am here in two

    Your sentence is fine.

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