1 will / shall, 2 Shall, 3 will, 4 will, 5 will / shall, 6 Shall, 7 will, 8 will / shall, 9 Shall
1 leaves / will leave / is leaving
2 are dining / will (shall) dine / will (shall) be dining
3 begins / will begin
4 expires / will expire
5 will (shall) send
6 will (shall) write; have
7 starts / will start
8 will (shall) phone; arrive
9 am having / have; will (shall) have / will (shall) be having
10 are going / will (shall) go; will (shall) be going
11 are moving / will (shall) move / will (shall) be moving
12 am seeing / will (shall) see / will (shall) be seeing
14 would go / was going / would be going
1 I am going to buy an apartment.
2 I am having / have / will be having a meeting this afternoon.
3 My plane departs (leaves) / will depart (leave) / is departing (leaving) at eight (o’clock).
4 I will (shall) mail the report tomorrow.
5 I will (shall) be in Amsterdam tomorrow.
6 What are you going to do?
7 Shall I make a copy (for you)?
8 I was about to leave / on the point of leaving.
1 My train leaves (departs) / will leave (depart) / is leaving (departing) in five minutes.
2 Shall I send a confirmation?
3 Our representative will visit you next week.
4 We thought (that) the prices would fall / drop.
5 We are going / will (shall) go / will (shall) be going to a fair in Paris.
6 (At) What time does the ship arrive / will the ship arrive?
7 I will / shall call back when I know more details.
8 He told me (that) he was going to emigrate.
9 We hope (that) our new product will be a success / will be successful.
10 I will / shall wait till you come / are back.
11 Tomorrow at three o’clock I will be flying somewhere over Egypt.
12 They promised (that) they would remit the money.
13 I will / shall call / phone as soon as I am at the airport.
14 When shall we leave?
15 We will / shall sign the contract as soon as possible.
16 Our neighbours are going to move.
17 I am having / have / will (shall) have / will (shall) be having a meeting tomorrow.
18 The film begins / starts / will begin / will start at eight.
19 The President of France visits / will visit / is visiting the Netherlands next month.
20 The meeting of all employees will take place in the canteen.
1 they will: shall can only be used in the first person.
3 Shall: Shall I is used to make an offer.
4 am playing / will play / will be playing: The present continuous is used to talk about things we have arranged to do in the future. In this case we can also use will or the future continuous.
8 I arrive: The present simple must be used to refer to the future in subclauses of time (as soon as I arrive).
9 correct (more formal than ‘will’)
10 I will / shall wait: The present future simple tense is used to make a promise.
11 I will be doing: the present future continuous must be used to describe that something will be going on in the future.
1 announced, 2 will examine / is to examine / will be examining (as in original text), 3 makes, 4 ensures, 5 provide, 6 cancelled, 7 confirmed, 8 would have, 9 are talking, 10 fell, 11 would resign
Microsoft zal / gaat deal met TNT Express bekendmaken.