Facts are things which are true. So there can be facts about the future. We just won’t know whether they are/were facts until we reach the referenced time and see if the (past) statement was in fact true. In other words, it may well be a fact (now) that there will be a solar eclipse next year.
How can you say that the statement is fact?
A fact is something that has really happened or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is whether it can be shown to be true. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by careful observation or measurement (by experiments or other means).
Is a statement about a future event?
A prediction (Latin præ-, “before,” and dicere, “to say”), or forecast, is a statement about a future event or data.
What makes a fact a fact?
A fact is something that is true. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be demonstrated to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts.
Will prediction and future facts?
1: We use the future simple with ‘will’ to predict the future. It is the basic way we talk about the future in English, and we often use it if there is no reason to use another future tense. We can use it for future facts and for things that are less certain. The sun will rise at 7am.
Is a fact always true?
Does a “fact” have to be true? No. Here is a detailed definition of fact from OED for the sense that we are dealing with: A thing that has really occurred or is actually the case; a thing certainly known to be a real occurrence or to represent the truth.
Can opinions be based on facts?
An opinion may be supported by facts and principles, in which case it becomes an argument. Different people may draw opposing conclusions (opinions) even if they agree on the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented.
What is a future fact?
To describe a future fact
These are neither predictions nor promises, but rather are factual statements of thing that are going to happen.
Can future decisions be spontaneous?
Future simple tense use #1: Spontaneous (unplanned) future decisions (will) We use “will” to express a decision that we make spontaneously in the present moment. Examples: (The phone rings) I’ll answer it.
Will the future predict?
We use the future simple (with will) to make a general prediction and to be going to to predict the near future which seems sure to happen. They have different structures. For example: — “I believe I will be at the airport at 22:30, my flight is at midnight.” = I am making a prediction.
Will sentences examples?
Examples of Will:
- I will go to the cinema tonight.
- He will play tennis tomorrow.
- She will be happy with her exam results.
- They will take the bus to the South next week.
What is the future simple tense?
The simple future refers to a time later than now, and expresses facts or certainty. In this case there is no ‘attitude’. The simple future is used: To predict a future event: It will rain tomorrow.
Which tense is not used for expressing predictions?
Incorrect: They win their match today! Remember that it is not correct to make predictions using the simple present. We only use this tense when we are talking about time tables or schedules.
Will predictions without evidence?
We use will for prediction when we have no real evidence: “It will rain tomorrow.” (It’s my feeling but I can’t be sure.) We use going to for prediction when there is some real evidence: “It’s going to rain.” (There’s a big, black cloud in the sky and if it doesn’t rain I’ll be very surprised.)
Will prediction based on opinion?
‘Will’ or ‘Going To’? (Predictions)
We use to be + going to + infinitive when we make a prediction based on evidence we have now. We use will + infinitive when we make a prediction which is only a guess or an opinion of ours.
Will sentences examples prediction?
We can use will to make predictions about the future. I will be a teacher. He’ll travel around the world. You won’t have any problems.
How do you use future predictions?
We use will future to make general predictions based on opinions. And beliefs. Here's an example mary says i think i'll pass the exam in june. Why does mary use will future.
Will the future continuous?
The will + be + present participle construction always indicates the future continuous tense. Michael will be running a marathon this Saturday. Eric will be competing against Michael in the race. I will be watching Michael and Eric race.