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    Do I have to use the future here?

    Hi,
    Could you please tell me if these sentences are correct?
    Do I have to write:

    1) I wish you good luck in whatever you do.

    And I hope all the things you are planning today work out as you hope, every step of the way!

    or


    2) I wish you good luck in whatever you'll do.

    And I hope all the things you are planning today will work out as you hope, every step of the way!


    Thank you so much!!!
    Best regards.

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    Re: Do I have to use the future here?

    No, the present tense is better with both of those. As you know, the present tense can function as the future in the right context.
    With wishes and hopes for others, you generally don't need to use 'will'.
    "I hope you have a nice birthday on Sunday" - Right
    "I hope you will have a nice birthday on Sunday" - Unusual

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