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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Exclamation in future/in the future

    Hello..

    I am for ever confused about using articles.

    For example, which is the correct :

    I am hoping to realize this idea in future.
    I am hoping to realize this idea in the future.

    Would please explain to me why I should or shouldn't use ( the ) in this example ?

    Thanks.

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
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    #2

    Re: in future/in the future

    "In the future" is proper in American English. I believe "in future" is used in British.

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    Retired English Teacher
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    #3

    Re: in future/in the future

    We tend to use in future to mean 'from now on' and in the future to mean 'at some future time'.

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