10 English Phrases for Talking about the Future

  1. It’ll happen any day now.
  2. It’s right around the corner.
  3. …in the near future.
  4. It will/won’t happen in our lifetime.
    (= in the next 40-50 years)
  5. It’s a sign/taste of things to come.
    (= it indicates how things will be in the future)
  6. I’m counting down the days until…
    (= I’m excited about the future event, I can’t wait for it to happen)
  7. Sooner or later… / It’s bound to happen eventually.
    (= it will definitely happen sometime in the future)
  8. I’ll get around to it.
    (= I’ll do it sometime in the future, but I don’t know exactly when)
  9. I’ll do it right away. / I’ll get right on it.
    (= I’ll do it immediately)
  10. Time will tell.
    (in the future, we will know if something is true/false or good/bad)

#1, #2, and #3 are used to say something will happen soon.

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