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  1. matilda
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    Talking 230-which form of verb?

    Hello all

    Which sentence is better?

    I'm a senior literature major.
    1-I'll be graduating next June.
    2-I'll be graduated next June.
    3-I'll be graduate in next June.

    Thanks in advance

    Matilda

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    #2

    Re: 230-which form of verb?

    The third one is ungrammatical.You may change it as:"I'll graduate next June". Both the 1) & 2) are better to use.


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    Re: 230-which form of verb?

    #1 is the best.

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    Hello everyone,

    For me #1 is correct. This is because the sentence has used the word 'be' which should be succeded with a gerund. A gerund is a noun with 'ing' added to the end of it to make it a verb. For this example, the noun is the word 'graduate', adding 'ing' which will make it graduating will make the word a verb. Another example is:
    - I'll be eating tomorrow.

    #2 is wrong simply because the word 'graduated' is a past tense while the sentence is future tense. The sentence should be, if you want to make it past tense:
    - I have graduated last June.

    In #3, 'be' is not necessary. It should be omitted. The sentence should be:
    - I'll graduate next June.


    Hope this helps.


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    #5

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    And I like the first one better.I'll be graduated next June sounds odd to me


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    Re: 230-which form of verb?

    Which sentence is better?
    I'm a senior literature major.
    1-I'll be graduating next June. OKAY
    2-I'll be graduated next June. OKAY
    3-I'll be graduate in next June. X
    4-I'll graduate next June. OKAY


    The passive form 'be graduated' does sound a bit old fashioned but I believe, in times past, it used to be the norm and may still be in some dialects. The modern conception is that a student graduates due to their own efforts, while the old idea may have been that the student is graduated through the beneficence of the school.

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    #7

    Re: 230-which form of verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Which sentence is better?
    I'm a senior literature major.
    1-I'll be graduating next June. OKAY
    2-I'll be graduated next June. OKAY
    3-I'll be graduate in next June. X
    4-I'll graduate next June. OKAY
    The passive form 'be graduated' does sound a bit old fashioned but I believe, in times past, it used to be the norm and may still be in some dialects. The modern conception is that a student graduates due to their own efforts, while the old idea may have been that the student is graduated through the beneficence of the school.
    Absolutely correct. This is an important point for Spanish learners of English (and maybe others) as sentence 2 is the usual way in that language.

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    Re: 230-which form of verb?

    I did not know that #2 sentence is correct. Thanks for the correction. By the way, will this also apply to these sentences?

    1. I will be watched a movie tomorrow.
    2. He will be applied to our company next month.
    3. I will be typed my report later.

    Or there are only certain situations which you can use this?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by hlbert03; 05-Sep-2006 at 09:24.

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    Hi hlbert03

    Your sentences are incorrect.
    Your three sentences are passive sentences, but apparently they used to be active sentences. Apparently all three began life in the future continuous tense (active!):

    CORRECT:
    1. I will be watching a movie tomorrow.
    2. He will be applying to our company next month.
    3. I will be typing my report later.

    The sentences are OK using the future continuous active (as rewritten above). Wantonly inserting the past participle only makes the sentences wrong and strange.
    .

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    Re: 230-which form of verb?

    Hi Philly,

    Thanks for clarifying. I'm a bit confused though. Why is the sentence "I'll be graduated next June" correct, if the three sentences I have provided as an examples are wrong. I think they all have the same idea. Please explain to me further.

    Thanks.

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