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Hey buddies, para hablar sobre planes futuros en inglés utilizamos varios tiempos verbales. Os los resumimos de una manera muy sencilla. Vamos allá:

Talking about the future

We use going to to talk about what we intend to do or things we’ve decided to do.
E.g. I’m going to prepare a special meal for Christmas day.
They are going to throw a big party on New Year’s Eve.

We use will to make a spontaneous promise or an offer to do something.
E.g. We’ll buy funny presents for «secret Santa» this year.
I’ll help them wrapping up the presents.

We use both will and going to for predictions
E.g. Children will get many toys and presents.
There’s going to be many people travelling to their home place.

We use present continuous to talk about fixed plans or arrangements.
E.g. We are having a get together meal with all our co-workers.
I’m meeting my friends for a special celebration.

We use the present simple to talk about a schedule.
E.g. Our flight leaves at 15:50h on the 23th of December.
The parade starts at 18h on the 5th of January.

We use future continuous (will be doing) to talk about an action in progress at a specific time in the future.
E.g. I will be travelling to meet my family this time next week.

Y tú, cómo utilizarías los tiempos verbales futuros para hablar de tus planes de navidad?

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    We use these verbs to say that is necessary to do something, but there are some differences:

    Have to
    The speaker is just giving facts. Or there’s an «outside authority» who tells you to do something.
    E.g. I have to complete the report for our client.

    We can use “have to” in all verb tenses.

    The speaker thinks is necessary, feels is his responsibility to do something.
    E.g. I must finish all these paperwork today.

    We only use “must” in the present tense, to express obligation in other tenses we use “have to”.
    E.g. I had to finish all the paperwork last Friday.
    I will have to finish all the paperwork before Friday.



    When used in the negative form, they mean different things:

    Don’t have to /don’t need to
    It means
    is NOT necessary that we do something.
    E.g. You don’t have to bring anything.
    They don’t need to bring anything.

    It means is necessary NOT to do something. (it’s an obligation not to do something).
    E.g.He mustn’t talk to us like that.
    You mustn’t tell anyone.
    We mustn’t be late for the meeting.



    We use didn’t need to / didn’t have to meaning that something was not done because it was not necessary.
    E.g. We didn’t need to call the technical services, we just fixed it ourselves.
    They didn’t need to work until late. We still have time until deadline.
    I didn’t have to prepare a cake, but they all appreciated it.


    Parece mucho pero en realidad son tres cositas, te las resumimos:

    -Must / have to > obligación, sobre todo “have to” que se puede utilizar en cualquier tiempo verbal

    -Mustn’t > obligación de NO hacer algo (o prohibición de hacer algo)

    -Don’t have to / don’t need to (y sus formas en pasado) > falta de obligación, o lo que es lo mismo, no es necesario hacer algo.

    Esperamos que te sirva de ayuda 😉


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