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    #11

    Re: Text for proofreading

    Teechar,

    Sorry for late reply.

    I would like to show example below.

    There are 5 oranges on the table.

    I will tell my mom that, Did you see the oranges on the table? There will be 5 oranges on the table.
    I expected the 5 oranges still on the table, so I use there will be instead there are.

    Could you show me the example of "there will be" to help me more understanding?

    Thanks.

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    #12

    Re: Text for proofreading

    Quote Originally Posted by Sujing View Post
    Teechar,
    Sorry for the late reply.
    No problem at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sujing View Post
    I would like to show you the example below.

    There are five oranges on the table.

    I will tell ask my mom that, "Did you see the oranges on the table? There will be 5 were five oranges on the table."

    I expected the 5 five oranges were still on the table, so I used "there will be" instead of "there are."

    Could you show me the an example of "there will be" to help me more understand how it is used? ing?
    Thanks.
    What you need is "should" (not "will") for expectation.

    There should be five oranges on the table. [present/future expectation]
    There should have been five oranges on the table. [past expectation]

    Note that "will be" indicates a future certainty.
    Go into the kitchen; there will be five oranges on the table. [Here, I know (100%) that there are five oranges on the table because, for example, I put them there myself.]

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    #13

    Re: Text for proofreading

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No problem at all.



    What you need is "should" (not "will") for expectation.

    There should be five oranges on the table. [present/future expectation]
    There should have been five oranges on the table. [past expectation]

    Note that "will be" indicates a future certainty.
    Go into the kitchen; there will be five oranges on the table. [Here, I know (100%) that there are five oranges on the table because, for example, I put them there myself.]
    Teechar,

    As I used "there will be" I mean like your example.

    Thank you very much for your explanation.

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