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Two Versions of the Future

Rachel Chimits
September 11, 2019

“Will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily…” (Luke 18:7-8 ESV).

French has two forms of future tense: “l’avenir” and “le futur.”

The first form refers to what will result from people’s actions in the present. The second is more ambiguous and open-ended because there are simply certain turns in future events that cannot be predicted.