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Future introduction

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English has no real indicative future tense. It's important to understand this when learning how English refers to the future.

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Future introduction

  1. 1. (no)Future
  2. 2. looking for the Future Tense
  3. 3. “ il futuro in inglese si ” il futuro in inglese si costruisce con ‘will’costruisce con „will‟
  4. 4. “ il futuro in inglese si ” il futuro in inglese si costruisce con ‘will’costruisce con „will‟
  5. 5. When Old English arrived in theBritish Isles in the 5th Century AD, it didn‟t have a future tense!
  6. 6. Modern English doesn‟t have a „real‟ Future Tense either.
  7. 7. ?so
  8. 8. how does a language with no Future Tense refer to future time?
  9. 9. consider:
  10. 10. I want to go to the cinema this evening.
  11. 11. present time and Present TenseI want to go to the cinema this evening.
  12. 12. I want to go to the cinema this evening. future time no tense
  13. 13. the verb in the Present „looks into the future‟I want to go to the cinema this evening.
  14. 14. plan hopeI want to go to the cinema this evening. need expect
  15. 15. many verbs can look into the future in this way plan hopeI want to go to the cinema this evening. need expect
  16. 16. the choice of verb shows how we view the action in the future plan hopeI want to go to the cinema this evening. need expect
  17. 17. the choice of verb shows how we view the action in the future plan hopeI want to go to the cinema this evening. need expect
  18. 18. it‟s useful to communicate our viewpoint
  19. 19. in LINGUISTICSthis property is called aspect
  20. 20. in our example plan we used vocab hopeto communicate want need aspect expect
  21. 21. we are going to study how grammar communicates aspect
  22. 22. these are the formsthat we are going to study:
  23. 23. present simple timetabled events about to immediate future going to future intentions present continuous future plans modal will and shall willingnessnon-modal will and shall escape from aspect!
  24. 24. www.davidnicholson.it

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