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Present simple & Future tense #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 03, 2012 18:39 pm   Present simple & Future tense
 

Hi,

"Higher education can significantly increase your income, which you then spend to send your children to university!"

Can I also say "... which you'LL then spend to send your children to university!"?

Thanks a lot. Bye bye
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Present simple & Future tense #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 03, 2012 19:33 pm   Present simple & Future tense
 

Yes, using the future tense is okay. So is:
...hich you are likely to then spend...

However, I would not use 'to send' there. I find 'sending' more natural:
...which you('ll) then spend sending your children to university.
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Present simple & Future tense #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 03, 2012 19:55 pm   Present simple & Future tense
 

Hi dear Beeesneees! Thanks a lot.

(As usual I found that sentence in the book that I've already mentioned.)
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Present simple & Future tense #4 (permalink) Sun Jun 03, 2012 20:35 pm   Present simple & Future tense
 

Hi,

I think you need to break up 'spend to send' or 'spend sending' and say: spend in order to send ..this sounds better.

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Present simple & Future tense #5 (permalink) Sun Jun 03, 2012 20:46 pm   Present simple & Future tense
 

Thank you, Alan.
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