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Future: typical errors

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We don’t use the present continuous when we predict something:

You’re going to fail the exam unless you attend more classes.

Not: You’re failing the exam, unless

When we make an immediate decision, we use ’ll not will or shall or the simple present tense:

Wait a minute, I’ll lend you my car.

Not: … I shall lend you my car. or … I lend you my car.

(“Future: typical errors” from English Grammar Today © Cambridge University Press.)
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