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    Asking question about the future

    Hi!

    Please explain me the next sentences:

    1."I hope that I find one soon."
    why not:
    "I hope that I will find one soon"

    2. "Great! When are you moving in?"
    why not:
    "Great! When will you move in?"

    Thank you!

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    Re: Asking question about the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Venkok View Post
    Hi!

    Please explain [delete "me"] the next sentences:

    1."I hope that I find one soon."
    Why not:
    "I hope that I will find one soon"

    2. "Great! When are you moving in?"
    Why not:
    "Great! When will you move in?"

    Thank you!
    All four are fine and mean the same thing.

    A more natural way to say #1 is: "I hope I find one soon."

    On #2, it's also common to say "When do you move in?"
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Asking question about the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    All four are fine and mean the same thing.

    A more natural way to say #1 is: "I hope I find one soon."

    On #2, it's also common to say "When do you move in?"
    Thank you for your answer!

    I'm studying verb tenses and can't figure out why we may not use "will" in the first sentence. Is it because the word "soon" points to the future?
    And in which tense this sentence: "When are you moving in"? Is it Future Simple?

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    Re: Asking question about the future

    When are you moving in? is an interrogative form of the present continuous tense. One use of the present continuous is to express something about the near future.

    You may use "will" in "I hope that I will find one soon." It's optional. In most cases, most Anglophones would use the present simple and omit that, leaving Charlie's suggestion, "I hope I find one soon." Like the present continuous, the present simple can apply to the near future.
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