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    Can we use future tense and "expect" together in a sentence?

    Dear teachers,

    I was listening to the weather forecast on radio, and I heard the weather lady saying:
    "it will be expected to be raining tomorrow"

    Is it incorrect to write this sentence?

    Please help, teachers.

    Thanks

    Kitty

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    Re: Can we use future tense and "expect" together in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I was listening to the weather forecast on radio, and I heard the weather lady saying:
    "it will be expected to be raining tomorrow"

    Is it incorrect to write this sentence?

    Please help, teachers.

    Thanks

    Kitty
    That is very unnatural. What radio station were you listening to?

    We expect it to rain tomorrow.
    It is expected to rain tomorrow.
    We expect that it will rain tomorrow.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can we use future tense and "expect" together in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I was listening to the weather forecast on radio, and I heard the weather lady saying:
    "it will be expected to be raining tomorrow"

    Is it incorrect to write this sentence?

    Please help, teachers.

    Thanks

    Kitty
    That sentence is incorrect because it puts the "expecting" in the future. If it is not expected now, how could one know that it will be expected at some later time?

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    Re: Can we use future tense and "expect" together in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I was listening to the weather forecast on radio, and I heard the weather lady saying:
    "it will be expected to be raining tomorrow"

    Is it incorrect to write this sentence? Yes and no. No, because the construction you presented is both awkward and the phrase "will be expected" in that context is not a correct usage. Yes in response to your title of using "future and expect together" as in "I will expect you to be here on time this week".
    Please help, teachers.


    Thanks

    Kitty
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    Re: Can we use future tense and "expect" together in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That sentence is incorrect because it puts the "expecting" in the future. If it is not expected now, how could one know that it will be expected at some later time?
    Incorrect in that context, yes. "We'll be expecting you on Wednesday" is absolutely fine (in BrE).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can we use future tense and "expect" together in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Incorrect in that context, yes. "We'll be expecting you on Wednesday" is absolutely fine (in BrE).
    That would be fine in AmE also.

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