LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

Grammar Q

Posted By Message

klingklang77
kraftwerk!

Member since 7/06

11486 total posts

Name:
Völlig losgelöst

Grammar Q

Which sounds correct to you?

1. Next year we will be married for 10 years.

2. Next year we will have been married for 10 years.

I'm wondering if it is an American English thing, so I'm curious to see what you guys say. I'm the only American and all my colleagues are British English speakers.

Thanks!

Posted 5/15/15 12:52 PM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

ThreeforTea
Girls just want to have fun..

Member since 5/12

7482 total posts

Name:
Mama

Grammar Q

#1

Posted 5/15/15 12:55 PM
 

Lara&Aidansmommy
For mom i miss u ETC ILOVEU

Member since 3/07

13921 total posts

Name:
ETC I LOVE YOU

Re: Grammar Q

Posted by ThreeforTea

#1



Yep #1

Posted 5/15/15 12:57 PM
 

Pomegranate5
LIF Adult

Member since 2/11

4798 total posts

Name:
Pomegranate5

Re: Grammar Q

I've said it both ways but I kind of thought #2 was "more" correct. It just seems like the more proper way of saying it.

Message edited 5/15/2015 1:03:35 PM.

Posted 5/15/15 1:00 PM
 

klingklang77
kraftwerk!

Member since 7/06

11486 total posts

Name:
Völlig losgelöst

Re: Grammar Q

OK, so I'm not crazy...

Both sound correct to me.

I was told it's #2. I told my students both are fine, but I have to go in next week and explain this. The test is in British English. I'm usually up on my British vs. American English stuff (been teaching both for 9 years), but every now and again, something new comes up.

Posted 5/15/15 1:01 PM
 

HomeIsWithU
Baby #2 on the way!

Member since 9/07

7816 total posts

Name:
Jenn

Re: Grammar Q

I think both are correct. In everyday use I'd probably use #1 more, but if I'm trying to be more proper I'd use #2.

Posted 5/15/15 1:20 PM
 

JME78
LIF Adult

Member since 11/09

3672 total posts

Name:

Re: Grammar Q

#2

Posted 5/15/15 1:22 PM
 

ThreeforTea
Girls just want to have fun..

Member since 5/12

7482 total posts

Name:
Mama

Grammar Q

I don't know I guess it's the "have been" that is throwing me off.

Posted 5/15/15 1:23 PM
 

MrsT809
LIF Adult

Member since 9/09

12167 total posts

Name:

Grammar Q

I think numbe 2 is probably correct although in conversation I'm sure I would just say it the first way.

Posted 5/15/15 1:33 PM
 

Mags1227
Just a mommy ...

Member since 10/10

2665 total posts

Name:
M

Re: Grammar Q

Posted by klingklang77

OK, so I'm not crazy...

Both sound correct to me.

I was told it's #2. I told my students both are fine, but I have to go in next week and explain this. The test is in British English. I'm usually up on my British vs. American English stuff (been teaching both for 9 years), but every now and again, something new comes up.




# 2 for me.

Posted 5/15/15 1:37 PM
 

ThreeforTea
Girls just want to have fun..

Member since 5/12

7482 total posts

Name:
Mama

Re: Grammar Q

ok I looked it up for myself and it's the future perfect tense. For example, by this time next year we will have been married for 10 years.

Posted 5/15/15 1:38 PM
 

StaceyWill
It's a girl!!!

Member since 6/10

21538 total posts

Name:
Stacey

Grammar Q

I feel like #2 is correct.

Posted 5/15/15 1:38 PM
 

oldtimerocknroll
LIF Adult

Member since 11/14

1656 total posts

Name:

Re: Grammar Q

Well, the first is the future, and the second is the future perfect.

I actually can see why the second would be considered correct. The speaker is currently married, so the marriage is something that is occurring now, and the 10 years will be completed by that specific point in the future.

Posted 5/15/15 1:51 PM
 

LiveItUp
Love my babies!

Member since 8/11

4096 total posts

Name:

Grammar Q

I would say it the 2nd way.

Posted 5/15/15 2:30 PM
 

emilylives
biking

Member since 12/09

2163 total posts

Name:
Emily

Re: Grammar Q

While I would use the first one, it should be the future perfect tense, so I'm pretty sure only #2 is technically correct.

Posted 5/15/15 6:51 PM
 

klingklang77
kraftwerk!

Member since 7/06

11486 total posts

Name:
Völlig losgelöst

Re: Grammar Q

Thanks everyone!

The thing that is throwing me off is that there is no 'by' in there. If there were a 'by', then it would be clear to me.

By next year I will have been married for 10 years.

I'm just wondering if it may be an American English thing (like the example below). I'm getting a lot of mixed responses elsewhere.

It's kind of like these two sentences:

1. Did you do your homework yet?

2. Have you done your homework yet?

Technically, only one is correct in British English. Can you guess which one? Chat Icon

Posted 5/15/15 11:36 PM
 

sunnyflies
LIF Adult

Member since 9/09

1757 total posts

Name:

Grammar Q

#2 in both cases.

Posted 5/16/15 1:11 AM
 

Kitten1929
LIF Adult

Member since 1/13

6040 total posts

Name:

Grammar Q

#2

Posted 5/16/15 6:15 AM
 

KaKa2323
Got my miracle

Member since 9/11

1465 total posts

Name:
K

Grammar Q

#2

Posted 5/16/15 1:47 PM
 

LSP2005
Bunny kisses are so cute!

Member since 5/05

19455 total posts

Name:
L

Re: Grammar Q

I think #2 is grammatically correct, but awkwardly worded. Next year will be our ten year anniversary. Our ten year anniversary is next year.

Posted 5/16/15 9:55 PM
 
 

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
If you have a child in a Catholic grammar school.... CunningOne 3/20/09 2 Parenting
Email funny..now is grammar and spelling really that important? 2BEANS 2/12/09 8 Families Helping Families ™
Help! Is my grammar check right? lipglossjunky73 10/17/08 5 Families Helping Families ™
grammar question... me or i? MarathonKnitter 10/8/08 23 Families Helping Families ™
Grammar police.. please help! sticklee 6/23/08 5 Families Helping Families ™
What is the one grammar mistake you make most often? nrthshgrl 3/6/07 27 Families Helping Families ™
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 258365 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
New Businesses
1 More Rep
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
Market America-Shop.com
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows