Other Ways to express Future – Global-Learning.ro
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Other Ways to express Future

  1. be about to + verb (almost immediately)

The train is about to leave.

  1. be due to + verb (a fixed or expected time)

The train is due to leave at 4.30 p.m.

  1. be supposed to + verb (should)

The course is supposed to start at 8 o’clock, but the teacher is late again.

  1. be sure to / be certain to + verb (certain)

He left the office late, so it’s sure to arrive late.

He left the office late, so it’s certain to arrive late.

  1. be (un)likely to + verb (probable or not probable)

We started the meeting late, so it’s likely to finish it late.

It’s unlikely to start it on time.

  1. be to + verb (often used in news reports)

We are to get a wage raise in July.

  1. be to + verb (strict or formal instruction, less used)

You are not to tell anyone about this.