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"Hay" en futuro simple

La forma correcta es habrá. En esta clase de oración el verbo haber es impersonal y no concuerda con la frase nominal. Del Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas, entrada haber (énfasis mío): Además de ...
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¿Cuál es la explicación del uso del presente simple con función de futuro?

La gramática de la lengua española define este uso del presente como presente prospectivo o presente pro futuro: [...] se caracteriza por aludir a hechos posteriores al momento de la enunciación. ...
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when to use the future tense and not the subjunctive

We use the indicative to express opinions, as long as the opinion verb is in positive form: Creo que acelerará. Creo que viene. Creo que va a venir. Or even (as the opinion verb is still in positive ...
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Using gustar in future tense

The verb "gustar" is not reflexive, unless your self-esteem leads you to say something like: Me gusto (I like myself). The pronoun that accompanies the verb "gustar" is the ...
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¿Por qué se dice "si me saliera" y no "si me saldría"?

Una oración condicional ("si saliera pronto, comeríamos antes") se divide en dos subordinadas, la prótasis, que establece una hipótesis o condición ("si saliera pronto"), y la ...
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Subjunctive present or future?

The future subjunctive is practically obsolete in Spanish. Nobody uses it anymore except in some very formal contexts (legal texts and the like). You can very well do without it while you study ...
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Future subjunctive of "I hope that she will not be ill"?

Future subjunctive in this case would actually require the initial verb to be in the future: esperaré que no estuviere enferma mi hermana, but that's not going to be commonly heard.1 There are ...
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¿Es "haber de" el origen del futuro simple en español?

Sí, es conocido que el tiempo futuro actual se originó a partir de la forma "indicativo + haber". En la Wikipedia en inglés se nos cuenta que (traducción): Aunque el latín clásico usaba sufijos ...
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¿Es correcto usar el futuro para hablar del presente/pasado?

Extraído de la Nueva Gramática, párrafo 23.14h: Se llama FUTURO DE CONJETURA, FUTURO DE PROBABILIDAD o FUTURO EPISTÉMICO el que introduce alguna suposición del hablante relativa al presente, como ...
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What mnemonics can help me learn the future tense?

Note the connections to the present perfect, in which the auxiliary verb haber has the following forms: he, has, ha, hemos, habéis, han Except for the vosotros form, these sound the same as the ...
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Can you use the present progressive as a sort of future tense?

Yes, you can use the "present progressive" in Spanish (estar + gerund) to indicate future, but not as liberally as in English. Most commonly Spanish uses a periphrastic future with the verb ir + a + ...
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The use of futuro perfecto other than "I will have finished"

If you know about the use of the future for wondering, then you have half-answered yourself. Note that the use of the future tense for wondering respects the tense in which the original sentence is ...
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Function of poder in the future tense

Yes, your understanding is correct. The verb "poder" means "can", and in impersonal form ("se puede(n)"), it implies that something "is possible" (actually, the word "possible" itself has the same ...
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Function of poder in the future tense

Yes. That sounds good to me. One can make a distinction in Spanish between what I can do today and what I can do in the future. For example, I submitted a document to a certain office today. I can't ...
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Where does the subject go when asking a question with ir + a + infinitive?

This is two questions in one, actually. The first one is, how does one use the ir a + infinitive construction, and the second one, which is hidden in there, is what is the preferred word order in ...
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Subjunctive future form -- how and when to use it? Example with "I think I'll go there"?

The future subjunctive basically isn't used at all in modern Spanish. Even when it was used, it would not likely have been used in the instance you gave since it almost always was used in adverbial ...
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¿Es correcto usar el futuro para hablar del presente/pasado?

Con esta respuesta parcial, voy a dirigirme a la última parte de la pregunta, ¿cómo le explicaría a un extranjero esa gramática? Voy a tomar el caso de explicar a alguien que habla inglés. Although ...
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Future tense to express possibility in the present

The Manual de la Nueva Gramática de la Lengua Española refers under item 23.7.2 to the "futuro de conjetura". It is neither unusual nor restricted to the interrogative form. The bolds are ...
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Using the present indicative to communicate about the future

In this publication you can find some good examples of the present tense being used to express future time in Spanish: El presente prospectivo o presente con valor de futuro alude a hechos ...
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¿Es correcto usar el futuro para hablar del presente/pasado?

Ciertos diálogos que utilizan verbos conjugados en futuro de indicativo no se utilizan para hablar de acciones futuras sino para expresar hipótesis referidas al momento presente. El hablante aún no ...
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Tiempos pasados para expresar deseos futuros

Comenta la RAE en su Nueva Gramática en el párrafo 23.11l que la asimilación entre el pretérito imperfecto y el condicional viene dada por la evolución histórica de este último (como se vio en una ...
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Cuando and Cuándo in the future .Also, with subjunctive or indicative

The rules governing the use of "cuando" and "cuándo" and the tenses used after them to refer to the future time are as follows: The conjunction "cuando" (unstressed) is ...
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What mnemonics can help me learn the future tense?

For starters (apologies if this step isn't necessary for you), I like to make a timeline where the past is behind my dominant shoulder, the present is pointing down to the floor where I'm sitting or ...
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Subjunctive future form -- how and when to use it? Example with "I think I'll go there"?

In your particular example there isn’t a need for any subjunctive, just: Creo que voy a ir para allí. or Pienso que iré allí. Among other variants. It’s the lack of belief that can trigger ...
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understanding the difference between the subjunctive and the future tense

We always use subjunctive after cuando when we are referring to the future: Cuando vaya a visitarte, te llevaré un regalo The reason might be that there is uncertainty about when the action will ...
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Can you use the present progressive as a sort of future tense?

First, let's consider your example sentences: When are you going? In principle you could use the present continuous ¿Cuándo estás saliendo [de la ciudad]? but it's more usual to say Cuándo vas a ...
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Subjunctive future or imperative when conjugating a verb denoting a "general act"

To talk about such general actions, it is common to use pasiva refleja with the se pronoun, instead of "tú": Cuando se habla con una persona mayor, se usa usted en vez de tú. If you want ...
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Future tense to express possibility in the present

Para expresar posibilidad en el presente se utiliza el modo subjuntivo. To express possibility in the present, the subjunctive mood is used. El modo subjuntivo es un modo gramatical especial y a ...
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Quizás + Futuro perfecto is correct?

"Quizás" and "tal vez" are adverbs that indicate probability. Since the future perfect already expresses past probability, it would be redundant to use it with those adverbs. It ...
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