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    1 I predict that the company will go bankrupt by 2020.
    2 I predict that the company will be going bankrupt by 2020.
    3 I predict that the company will have gone bankrupt by 2020.
    4 I predict that the company is going to be bankrupt by 2020.
    5 I predict that the company is going to go bankrupt by 2020.
    6 I predict that the company is going bankrupt by 2020.

    Which one is right?

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    Re: go bankrupt

    They're all usable except #6. They have different meanings though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: go bankrupt

    1,2,4 and 5 mean that they maybe are successfull until 2020 but then go bankrupt.
    3 means that their bankruptcy may take place before 2020.
    Am I correct?

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    Re: go bankrupt

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    1 I predict that the company will go bankrupt by 2020.
    You predict that the company will go bankrupt sometime between now and the start of 2020.

    2 I predict that the company will be going bankrupt by 2020.
    You predict that at some point towards 2020, the company will be on its way towards bankruptcy but not yet bankrupt.

    3 I predict that the company will have gone bankrupt by 2020.
    You predict that the company will go bankrupt sometime between now and the start of 2020.

    4 I predict that the company is going to be bankrupt by 2020.
    You predict that the company will go bankrupt sometime between now and the start of 2020.

    5 I predict that the company is going to go bankrupt by 2020.
    You predict that the company will go bankrupt sometime between now and the start of 2020.

    6 I predict that the company is going bankrupt by 2020.
    Ungrammatical.

    Which one is right?
    See above. When I looked at them more closely, I realised that 1, 3, 4 and 5 meant the same but 2 is different.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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