[Grammar] she is away until or she will be away

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Will17

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Hello,

Which tense is better here, please?

-My friend is away until Friday 5th April, so I won't be able to talk to her before that.

-My friend will be away until Friday 5th April, so I won't be able to talk to her before that.


Thanks a lot for your help,

Will
 

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Hi Will,
My friend is away until Friday 5th April, so I won't be able to talk to her.-is correct, because there is "until", so we can not use future.
Margaret
 

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Hi Will,
My friend is away until Friday 5th April, so I won't be able to talk to her.-is correct, because there is "until", so we can not use future.
Margaret
This is not correct. 'Until' does not introduce the clause, so does not affect the tense of the verb.

Both the original sentences are possible.
 

Rover_KE

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Margaret, please read the Posting Guidelines and state that you are not a teacher when attempting to answer questions.

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