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    Is this sentence correct?

    HI,

    "Will we work this week end?"

    Is the above sentence correct?


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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    "Will we work this weekend?"

    The sentence is grammatically correct but sounds a bit odd out of context. Are two people trying to decide whether they will or won't want to work on the weekend?


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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Yes..how we can write it better?

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    #4

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    It depends on the meaning. If the meaning is:
    -Let's decide if we'll go to work. What do you say?
    then you should say:
    -Shall we go to work this weekend?

    If the meaning is:
    -Do you know if we have to go work this weekend?
    then say:
    -Are we going to work this weekend? Alternatively (without the verb 'go'): Are we working this weekend?

    If you're just wondering about what will happen or maybe asking ...a fortune teller to look into the future for you and see if you'll be at work this weekend, then say:
    -Will we work/Will we be working this weekend?

    The use of the future in English is rather complicated and there are differences between British and American English. Foreign students have a lot of trouble trying to decide which expression to use in different situations. Perhaps a native English speaker could give you further explanations.

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    #5

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by aggelos View Post
    It depends on the meaning. If the meaning is:
    -Let's decide if we'll go to work. What do you say?
    then you should say:
    -Shall we go to work this weekend?

    If the meaning is:
    -Do you know if we have to go work this weekend?
    then say:
    -Are we going to work this weekend? Alternatively (without the verb 'go'): Are we working this weekend?

    If you're just wondering about what will happen or maybe asking ...a fortune teller to look into the future for you and see if you'll be at work this weekend, then say:
    -Will we work/Will we be working this weekend?

    The use of the future in English is rather complicated and there are differences between British and American English. Foreign students have a lot of trouble trying to decide which expression to use in different situations. Perhaps a native English speaker could give you further explanations.
    Actually, that one is quite good.

    (As for me, I am not working this weekend. )

    ~R


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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Thanks..nice explanation

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