[Grammar] expressing future - 2 examples

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Hi, I'm studying future tenses and I'm wondering if in my examples below both answers are correct.

Example 1:

'Is everything prepared for tomorrow's party?'

'No, but I promise it will be by tomorrow evening'
or
'No, but I promise it will have been by tomorrow evening.'

Example 2:

'Good English helps if you want a good job.'

'Yes, that's why I'm going to take a class in English this summer.'
or
'Yes, that's why I'm taking a class in English this summer.'

Example 3:

'Are you reading this book tonight? I would like to borrow it.'
'No, you can take it.'
or
'Are you going to read this book tonight? I would like to borrow it.'
'No, you can take it.'

Thanks for your replies in advance.
 

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Hi, I'm studying future tenses and I'm wondering if in my examples below both answers are correct.

Example 1:

'Is everything prepared for tomorrow's party?'

'No, but I promise it will be by tomorrow evening.':tick:
or
'No, but I promise it will have been by tomorrow evening.' Not natural.

Example 2:

'Good English helps if you want a good job.'

'Yes, that's why I'm going to take a class in English this summer.':tick: "An English class" is more natural.
or
'Yes, that's why I'm taking a class in English this summer.':tick: See above.

Example 3:

'Are you reading this book tonight? I would like to borrow it.' :tick:
'No, you can take it.'
or
'Are you going to read this book tonight? I would like to borrow it.' :tick:
'No, you can take it.'

Thanks for your replies in advance.
See comments above.
 

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Learners are often looking for clear-cut rules in an area where there is a lot of overlap and much is grey rather than black and white.
 
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