Here we will discuss some of the more advanced future forms that you will hear a native speaker use quite often, especially when talking about the immediate future. Let’s take a look at them and a few examples for each:
To be due to: to speak about something that is scheduled
- I am due to visit my Grandmother this weekend.
- You are due to be in the office early on Monday.
- She is due to get a promotion in late September.
To be (just) about to: to speak about something that is expected to happen very soon
- I am (just) about to buy a new computer because mine is old.
- We are (just) about to leave to go to dinner in the center of town.
- The president is about to visit several countries to discuss peace.
To be on the point of: to speak about something that is expected to happen very soon
- I am on the point of finishing my English homework for tomorrow.
- They are on the point of losing the game if they don’t score a goal.
- He is on the point of asking to be moved to a different department.
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