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    Why is the future tense used here?

    The achievement of CSFs will be vital to a business and it should have targets for sucess in these areas that are measured and monitored.

    I took the above sentence from my study text book.

    The achievement of CFS is always vital to a business and so using simple present tense would be more apt. But they use simple future tense. There must be a reason.



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    #2

    Re: why future tense is used here?

    It's a very unnatural sentence. What is the title of your book?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: why future tense is used here?

    Your thread title is incorrect. I pointed out a very similar mistake here. Can you correct it?

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    Re: why future tense is used here?

    Thanks for correcting.

    Somethings I learn slowly, somethings I learn fast.

    It is taken from Kaplan ACCA study text.

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    Re: why future tense is used here?

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post

    Some things I learn slowly; some things I learn fast.
    Please note my corrections to your post, and also to the thread title of post #1.

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    Re: why future tense is used here?

    The business theories and economic theories are not scientifically and rationally proved and hence they are not universal truth like a scientific theory. SO, it is wrong to use simple present tense for such statements which are based on a business or economic theories.


    for example, a listed company will aim to increase their share price in the stock market.


    It is wrong to say all listed companies always aim to increase their share price, simply because it is not a universal truth. say, 99% probable that a listed company aims to increase their share price. So, in such statements which are based on business or economic theories my study text is not using simple present tense. so what I am writing here is my guessing.

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    Re: Why is the future tense used here?

    What's a CSF?

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    Re: Why is the future tense used here?

    Critical success factor (CSF) is a management term for an element that is necessary for an organization or project to achieve its mission. It is a critical factor or activity required for ensuring the success of a company or an organization.

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    #9

    Re: Why is the future tense used here?

    Then the future tense sounds a bit odd, out of context. Maybe it makes sense in the paragraph that it originally came from.

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    #10

    Re: Why is the future tense used here?

    They use simple future tense for similar sentences throughout that chapter. I didn't read full book yet.

    Tomorrow, I will write those statements from my book as well. I am at office right now.

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