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ERIC Number: EJ359114
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Myth of Future Tense.
Dragga, Sam
Journal of Teaching Writing, v5 n2 p325-31 Fall 1986
Argues that English has no future tense, but instead uses the modals "will" or "shall" or "be going to" to indicate a futurity that is an expression of present or past intention, prediction, or expectation. Suggests the myth of future tense provides a false sense of certitude about the future equivalent to the certitude about the past and present. (JG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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