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    In future

    Hi
    I'm writing a letter and I want to talk about my future plans.Is it OK to start with in future? Meaning and grammar are OK ?


    "In future, I would love to do work and research particularly in the field of forensic toxicology.
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    I would be grateful if you help me

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    Re: In future

    When referring to our future plans, we say 'In the future...'

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    Re: In future

    I am not a teacher.

    'In future' means 'from now on' and is normally used when you are planning something that represents a change from past behaviour.

    'In future I'll think more carefully before answering questions'

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    Re: In future

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    'In future' means 'from now on' and is normally used when you are planning something that represents a change from past behaviour.

    'In future I'll think more carefully before answering questions'
    In BrE. In AmE, "in the future" is used for both cases.

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    Re: In future

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin KH View Post
    Are the meaning and grammar are OK? (No space before a question mark.) Check your construction in the interrogative.


    I would be grateful if you help me. (Every sentence must end with a single appropriate punctuation mark.)
    See my comments/corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In future

    *Not a teacher

    How about starting to talk about your future plans with "My plans for the future are ..." or "Regarding my interest in the field of forensic toxicology, I'm interested in working on/doing some research on/focusing on ... " .

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    #7

    Re: In future

    In my opinion, "In future" is incorrect.

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    Re: In future

    For me, in this context, "In future" is more natural than "In the future". Note that this is a not a transferable construction - we don't say "in past" or "in present". With those, we use the definite article.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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