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A '''future tense''' is a tense found in some languages.  [[English]] notably, when [[scientific grammar]] is applied, lacks a future tense.  Rather, [[future time]] is expressed in differing ways.  Despite this, this hasn't stopped [[pedagogic grammar]] analyses from including "future tense" in their schemata.  What they generally mean by this is either:
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A '''future tense''' (/ˈfju:ˌʧə(r) ˈtens/) is a tense found in some languages.  [[English]] notably, when [[scientific grammar]] is applied, lacks a future tense.  Rather, [[future time]] is expressed by using either of the English tenses, i.e. the [[present tense]] or the [[past tense]].  Despite this, this hasn't stopped [[pedagogic grammar]] analyses from including "future tense" in their schemata.  What they generally mean by this is either:
  
 
* The full modal verb [[will]] used to express the future (but also [[may]], [[shall]] and [[can]]).  
 
* The full modal verb [[will]] used to express the future (but also [[may]], [[shall]] and [[can]]).  

Revision as of 11:14, 16 January 2020

A future tense (/ˈfju:ˌʧə(r) ˈtens/) is a tense found in some languages. English notably, when scientific grammar is applied, lacks a future tense. Rather, future time is expressed by using either of the English tenses, i.e. the present tense or the past tense. Despite this, this hasn't stopped pedagogic grammar analyses from including "future tense" in their schemata. What they generally mean by this is either: