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Re: No pronoun, no article

From:Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>
Date:Saturday, October 25, 2003, 17:52
From: "Nik Taylor" <yonjuuni@...>
Subject: Re: No pronoun, no article

> I dunno, this reminds me of claims that English has no future tense, and > that "will" is actually a modal marker, with future as a secondary use. > My native intuition of English disagrees.
I would say that "will" behaves as a modal verb, just as do "can", "shall", "may", etc., and that its function is to refer to an action in the future tense; that English does not have a future tense fórm of verbs, only a future tense módal.