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QUESTION: Hi Amy

I am racking my brains over a problem but could not find a convincing solution.Please help once again.

In which tense the following sentence is

'HE WILL BE HERE'

After Googling I found that this is in Simple Future Tense.
Is it true??

Second part of my question is -How many variations or types of Future tense is?? Are conditional tenses also counted in this?
What are the types of conditional tenses and their formulas?

ANSWER: Hi Dev,

"He will be here." is indeed a sentence using the Simple Future Tense.

Types of Future tense? You mean:

Future Simple
Future Continuous
Future Perfect
Future Perfect Continuous
Future in the Past
Future Conditional

I'm not sure though if this is what your question is about?!?

I am also not sure what you mean by "are conditional tenses counted in this?"

Feel free to follow up with me on this, but give me more details and/or some context for the questions so I can better assist you.

Types of conditional tenses: there are three of them, you can read about them and their "formulas" here:

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conditional2.htm

I hope this helps.

Best,

Amy

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QUESTION: Thanks for helping but Amy ...
The grammar that I have got has explained conditional sentences
under future tense,I knew 12 types of Tenses and one more I learnt from you
when you taught me that 'going to' tense is a also a type of future tense.

Also

Please go to this link

http://ethikaenglishcommunity.blogspot.in/2012/11/16-kinds-of-tenses-and-example

Please read point13,14,15 and 16.What is being explained I am not able to understand.

ANSWER: Dev,

first of all the link you shared with me is not a reliable source for learning English. It looks to me that whoever put that site together is not a native English speaker, so I'd suggest you stop using that resource as it it incorrect and confusing.

Please go to this link

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/types.html

and click on the verb tenses on the left side of the page for accurate descriptions of verb tenses, their "formulas" and uses.

I hope this helps,

Amy

PS for what it's worth I am unable to make much sense of points 13-16 ;)

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QUESTION: Ok...I am going through this link but please tell something about
CONDITIONALS.

http://speakspeak.com/resources/english-grammar-rules/conditionals

Is this link ok.

One of my doubts is that are conditional sentences also called Tenses??

Answer
Dev,

I have already sent you a trustworthy link for conditionals in my first response ;)

The website/link you ask me about looks OK but it's really not offering too much information. I wouldn't use it.

As far as your doubt: the conditionals are called verb forms according to some and verb tenses according to others. It really depends on who you ask. I call them "forms".

Conditional sentences are NEVER called tenses though.

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conditional2.htm (again the link I shared with you
earlier today)

or here is another set of links:

http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/presentconditional.html

http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/pastconditional.html

http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/futureconditional.html

http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/continuousconditional.html

http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/mixedconditional.html

http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/wereto.html

I hope this helps.

Best,

Amy

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