Monday, 2 November 2009

Intermediate II. Ways to Express the Future

Watch this informative video discussing the tenses used to express the future in English. It is quite complete, although it leaves out an important point: the use of "shall". Remember to use "shall" to make offers and suggestions in questions with "I" and "we", e.g:

"SHALL I help you with your luggage?"
"SHALL I open the window?"
"SHALL we go to the cinema?"

"Shall" can also replace "will" with the same meaning when the subjects are "I" and "we" , although this use is somewhat oldfashioned. E.g.:

"I shall not reveal to you what happened. It is none of your business".

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