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    will/ be going to

    If coastal erosion continues to take plase at the present rate, in another fifty years this beach _____anymore.

    1.doesn't exist
    2.isn't going to exist
    3.isn't existing
    4.won't be existing
    Which one is better, 2 or 4?

    Could you native teachers please give me a hand?
    Thanks a million.

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    Smile Re: will/ be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    If coastal erosion continues to take plase at the present rate, in another fifty years this beach _____anymore.

    1.doesn't exist
    2.isn't going to exist
    3.isn't existing
    4.won't be existing
    Which one is better, 2 or 4?

    Could you native teachers please give me a hand?
    Thanks a million.
    There's only one correct answer out of the four. HINT: you use this to talk about something concerning the future, based on evidence (not on prediction).


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    Re: will/ be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    If coastal erosion continues to take plase at the present rate, in another fifty years this beach _____anymore.

    1.doesn't exist
    2.isn't going to exist
    3.isn't existing
    4.won't be existing
    Which one is better, 2 or 4?

    Could you native teachers please give me a hand?
    Thanks a million.
    Two questions you should ask yourself.

    (a) Present or future? Which seems more likely?

    (b) Does a beach exist only at a single moment or for an interval of time?

    And a hint.

    The continuous form marks an interval of time, but is only necessary when the single moment is also possible. If a single moment is not likely, the simple form is usually sufficient.

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