Re: [tied] Laryngeal theory as an unnatural

From: P&G
Message: 19103
Date: 2003-02-23

"he is to go" as a simple future
> In what way is it "simple"?

And it is also not really a "future" tense. It makes a statement about
present obligation or expectation to perform a future action. It is not
equivalent to "he will go". This is more than "future".