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    will be

    Hi,

    Is the "will be" correct in the following?

    A: I don't think John will be available this weekend.
    B: Believe me. He will be.

    I'd appreciate your help.

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    Re: will be

    Yes.
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    Re: will be

    If "really" is inserted, are the following possibilities all correct?

    A: I don't think John will be available this weekend.
    B: Believe me. He really will be./He will really be./He will be really.


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    Re: will be

    B: Believe me. He really will be.


    That's the one that sounds natural to me.
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    #5

    Re: will be

    If a different adverb is used instead of really, will your judgment change?

    It is a lot smaller than it eventually will be / it will eventually be / it will be eventually.

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    #6

    Re: will be

    Quote Originally Posted by raymondaliasapollyon View Post
    If a different adverb is used instead of really, will your judgment change?

    It is a lot smaller than it eventually will be / it will eventually be / it will be eventually.
    The third is the most natural. I'm afraid I can't explain why.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: will be

    Be careful here. The positioning of adverbs can be a tricky thing to work out. It depends on the sense of what you want to say, not on the form.

    In other words, you can't come up with a rule that says: adverbs are best placed before/after will be, for example. It all depends.

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