So, meine kleine "Recherche" ergab bisher folgendes:
1 - Present Progressive: planned action in the near future
3 - going to-future: planned action in the future; logical consequence (sth. is going to happen)
2 - will-future: prediction, assumption; spontaneous action
4 - Future Progressive: action will definitely happen (it usually happens)
7 - Simple Present: future action is fixed (e.g. timetable)
Das sagt zumindest http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/futu...
; ist nur leider eine deutsche Seite.
USE 1 "Will" to Express a Voluntary Action
•I will send you the information when I get it.
USE 2 "Will" to Express a Promise
•I will call you when I arrive.
USE 3 "Be going to" to Express a Plan
•He is going to spend his vacation in Hawaii.
USE 4 "Will" or "Be Going to" to Express a Prediction
•The year 2222 will be a very interesting year.
•The year 2222 is going to be a very interesting year.
FORM Future Continuous with "Will"
FORM Future Continuous with "Be Going To "
USE 1 Interrupted Action in the Future
USE 2 Specific Time as an Interruption in the Future
In the Simple Future, a specific time is used to show the time an action will begin or end. In the Future Continuous, a specific time interrupts the action.
USE 3 Parallel Actions in the Future
•Tonight, they will be eating dinner, discussing their plans, and having a good time.
USE 4 Atmosphere in the Future
In English, we often use a series of Parallel Actions to describe atmosphere at a specific point in the future.
•When I arrive at the party, everybody is going to be celebrating.
FORM Future Perfect with "Will"
FORM Future Perfect with "Be Going To"
USE 1 Completed Action Before Something in the Future
The Future Perfect expresses the idea that something will occur before another action in the future. It can also show that something will happen before a specific time in the future.
•By next November, I will have received my promotion.
USE 2 Duration Before Something in the Future (Non-Continuous Verbs)
With Non-Continuous Verbs and some non-continuous uses of Mixed Verbs, we use the Future Perfect to show that something will continue up until another action in the future.
•By Monday, Susan is going to have had my book for a week.
Although the above use of Future Perfect is normally limited to Non-Continuous Verbs and non-continuous uses of Mixed Verbs, the words "live," "work," "teach," and "study" are sometimes used in this way even though they are NOT Non-Continuous Verbs.
Future Perfect Continuous
FORM Future Perfect Continuous with "Will"
FORM Future Perfect Continuous with "Be Going To"
USE 1 Duration Before Something in the Future
We use the Future Perfect Continuous to show that something will continue up until a particular event or time in the future (e.g. "For five minutes," "for two weeks," and "since Friday"). Notice that this is related to the Present Perfect Continuous and the Past Perfect Continuous; however, with Future Perfect Continuous, the duration stops at or before a reference point in the future.
•They will have been talking for over an hour by the time Thomas arrives.
•She is going to have been working at that company for three years when it finally closes.
USE 2 Cause of Something in the Future
Using the Future Perfect Continuous before another action in the future is a good way to show cause and effect.
•Jason will be tired when he gets home because he will have been jogging for over an hour.
Future Continuous vs. Future Perfect Continuous
If you do not include a duration such as "for five minutes," "for two weeks" or "since Friday," many English speakers choose to use the Future Continuous rather than the Future Perfect Continuous. Be careful because this can change the meaning of the sentence. Future Continuous emphasizes interrupted actions, whereas Future Perfect Continuous emphasizes a duration of time before something in the future. Study the examples below to understand the difference.
•He will be tired because he will be exercising so hard.
THIS SENTENCE EMPHASIZES THAT HE WILL BE TIRED BECAUSE HE WILL BE EXERCISING AT THAT EXACT MOMENT IN THE FUTURE.
•He will be tired because he will have been exercising so hard.
THIS SENTENCE EMPHASIZES THAT HE WILL BE TIRED BECAUSE HE WILL HAVE BEEN EXERCISING FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT HE WILL STILL BE EXERCISING AT THAT MOMENT OR THAT HE WILL JUST HAVE FINISHED.
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