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    Need help to identify the following future tenses

    will you please help check that i'm on the right track with these?

    a) I am going to the theater later this evening.

    'Going to' Future


    b) They’re going to play basketball on Tuesday afternoon.

    'Going to' Future


    c) Jane will have left her job by the end of the week.
    Future perfect



    d) The train leaves at 6.00 pm.
    present simple



    e) At this time tomorrow I will be lying on the beach.
    Future Continuous



    f) Next year, Paul will have been living in Italy for 3 years.

    Future perfect continuous


    g) It will probably rain tomorrow.

    future simple

    Thank you so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezykb View Post
    will you please help check that i'm on the right track with these?

    a) I am going to the theater later this evening.

    'Going to' Future


    b) They’re going to play basketball on Tuesday afternoon.

    'Going to' Future


    c) Jane will have left her job by the end of the week.
    Future perfect



    d) The train leaves at 6.00 pm.
    present simple ...or future (= will leave)



    e) At this time tomorrow I will be lying on the beach.
    Future Continuous



    f) Next year, Paul will have been living in Italy for 3 years.

    Future perfect continuous


    g) It will probably rain tomorrow.

    future simple

    Thank you so much!
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    Re: Need help to identify the following future tenses

    Is this then the simple future tense?

    d) The train leaves at 6.00 pm.
    present simple

    Thank you!

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    Re: Need help to identify the following future tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by breezykb View Post
    Is this then the simple future tense?

    d) The train leaves at 6.00 pm.
    present simple

    Thank you!
    The above sentence, which is commonly used to express a recurring/habitual action, is in the simple present tense, but it can functionally also be future tense in the same way that 'will leave' and 'is going to leave' are. It would be future tense when referring to a specific one-time action.
    I guess you can call it 'simple future tense' in that it is not continuous or perfect or other special future tense.

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