Expressing The Future In Time Clauses

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Expressing The Future In Time Clauses

  1. 1. Expressing the Future in Time Clauses Present Past Future
  2. 2. Expressing The Future in Time Clauses Form : When/ before/ after/ as soon as/ until/ while + Subject + v. = A Time Clause ( an adverb clause)
  3. 3. Expressing The Future in Time Clauses The time clause can come either at the beginning of the sentence or in the second part of the sentence. Examples: When he comes, we’ll see him. = We’ll see him when he comes.
  4. 4. Expressing The Future in Time Clauses Will / be going to Is not used in a time clause XXXXXXXXXXXXX
  5. 5. Expressing The Future in Time Clauses present tense (simple/ progressive/ perfect) Is used in a time clause √√√√√√√√ often sometimes Occasionally
  6. 6. Expressing The Future in Time Clauses <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll be here when you arrive tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Linda is going to leave soon. Before she leaves, she is going to finish her work . </li></ul><ul><li>After the rain stops, I’m going to sweep the front porch. </li></ul><ul><li>The taxi will arrive soon. As soon as it arrives , we’ll be able to leave for the airport. </li></ul><ul><li>They are going to come soon. I’ll wait here until they come. </li></ul>When/ before/after/as soon as/Until + Subject + Simple Present
  7. 7. Expressing The Future in Time Clauses <ul><li>Sometimes the present progressive is used in a time clause to express an activity that will be in progress in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>While I’m driving to work tomorrow , I’m going to listen to the tape. </li></ul><ul><li>While I am traveling in Europe next year , I’m going to save money by staying in youth hostels. </li></ul>While + Present Progressive
  8. 8. After + subject + present perfect I will go to bed after I finish my work. = = Expressing The Future in Time Clauses After + subject + simple present I will go to bed after I have finished my work.
  9. 9. Thank You!

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