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.