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future perfect passive

Here’s an EXPERT EXAMPLE of future perfect passive: If you live to 90, then 32 years will have been spent entirely asleep. TED PEARSON GSE 67 B2+ future perfect passive simple is oddly unlisted in the English Grammar Profile.  The EGP does have perfect passive at B2, but no mention of it with ‘will have been + past participle’.  For that reason here we …

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‘ONLY IF’ + (inverted conditional)

GSE 71 B2+ describe present or future outcomes of a hypothetical situation using initial ‘only if’ with inversion of subject and object. ‘Only if’ + first/second conditional with inversion The complexity of this structure is highly unlikely to be B2 as Pearson has it listed.  The most similar EGP construction is ‘Only when’ + first …

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modal verb (question)

Here are more overlapping points across the English Grammar Profile.  We have included their examples when needed too elaborate: A2 point 14 in CLAUSES: AFFIRMATIVE interrogative clauses (‘yes/no’ forms) with modal auxiliary verbs. Would you like to come with me? Will you go with me? Can I come tomorrow to collect it? (Can you…? is listed at A1) Shall we meet at 7.30 pm? (Here are many …

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WILL (plan)

Point 33 in the category of FUTURE is defined: future simple: FIXED PLANS WITH ‘WILL’ often with timetabled times and dates. *Also see will-future-simple PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE: I will go to New York on Thanksgiving day. Korean female level 2 writing class.

will not be VERBing

Point 32 in the category of FUTURE is defined: future continuous NEGATIVE WITH ‘WILL’ (won’t) An iWeb search for: wo|will _X be _VVG 1 WO N’T BE GETTING 2959 2 WO N’T BE GOING 2821 3 WO N’T BE USING 2817 4 WILL NOT BE USING 2040 5 WO N’T BE MAKING 1550 6 WILL …

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if CLAUSE + will CLAUSE (FUTURE CONDITIONAL)

Point 29 in MODALITY is defined as: ‘will’ in the main clause after an ‘if-‘ clause to talk about possible future situations. ADVANCED EXAMPLES: If both choose to spare the other, the fox will eat just one of each of their limbs. If one chooses to spare while the other sacrifices, the sparer will be fully eaten while the traitor will run away with all his limbs intact. Finally, if both choose to sacrifice, the fox will eat 3 limbs from each. iWeb doesn’t allow us to search easily …

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will + usually | normally | often

Point 189 in MODALITY is defined as: ‘will’ to talk about something HABITUAL AND TYPICAL The adverbs used in the EGP examples are used in our iWeb search: will_V _VVI normally|usually|often 1 WILL WORK NORMALLY 179 2 WILL FUNCTION NORMALLY 148 Marketplace.org Troubles with another Boeing plane “There’s an expectation that the economy will function normally and in a healthy way down the road,” …

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will have + ADVERB + PAST PARTICIPLE

Point 61 in FUTURE is defined as: future perfect simple with adverbs in the normal mid-position For example: Something somewhere will always have changed.   An iWeb search for: will _R have _VVN 1 WILL PROBABLY HAVE NOTICED 102 2 WILL NEVER HAVE HEARD 85 3 WILL PROBABLY HAVE HEARD 82 4 WILL PROBABLY HAVE …

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will | shall (long-term intention)

Point 67 in the category of FUTURE simple is defined as: ‘will’ or ‘shall’ to talk about long-term intentions. The only way to differentiate this point from others is ‘I’ or ‘We’,’always’ or ‘never’ as used in the EGP examples. A search in iWeb for: I|We will|shall always|never _VVI * 1 I WILL NEVER FORGET …

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Only when PRESENT SIMPLE + will INVERTED SUBJECT

Point 66 in FUTURE: INVERSION present simple with ‘only when’ (followed by ‘will’ and inverted subject) to refer to the future. A search on Google News:   The Irish Times Miriam Lord: Séamus the Dog beats Mary Lou to the hard questions “And it seems now,” she insinuated, ” only when the pressure comes on you, Taoiseach, will you concede that this is necessary.” A …

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WILL (future simple)

In this post, we cover the hard-to-distinguish proficiency levels when using the future simple ‘will’.  Note that some of these overlap with ‘shall’ but we are not focussed on that here.  We also are not covering ‘will’ and something that is easier to formally differentiate the grammar point.  These points are doubled up on Future …

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‘BE’ + to infinitive | ‘BE’ + due to infinitive

In the English Grammar Profile (EGP), there are three similar points in the category of Future expressions with ‘BE’ at B2 in the English Grammar Profile. 47  ‘be due to’ and, more formally, ‘be to’ talk about things that are scheduled or expected. 53 OBLIGATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS WITH ‘BE TO’ 56 present form of ‘be’ …

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will have + PAST PARTICIPLE (future perfect)

There are 5 formally related grammar points in the English Grammar Profile in the category of FUTURE/perfect simple with ‘will.’ B1 Point 48 is defined as AFFIRMATIVE B2 point 52 is defined as: something which is expected to be completed (or not completed) by a certain point in the future. B2 point 40 is defined …

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