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Is it possible to omit the verb in Futur I?

When using to future tense with an adjective, is it possible to omit the auxiliary verb? My examples are: Es wird regnerisch oder sonnig, das hängt vom Wetter ab. Es wird regnerisch oder ...
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How to describe the near future in German?

In German there are 6 tenses as far as I know, but I always wonder how to describe very near future e.g. I’ll be showing you (something) in this video. What are the best words to tell the ...
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»🚜 dürfen überholt werden«

Es gibt folgendes Straßenschild: Warum steht auf dem Schild »dürfen [die Traktoren] überholt werden« statt »dürfen überholt sein«? Ich verstehe ganz klar die Sinne und die Grammatik, aber warum ...
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Warum wurde das Futur II auch »Exaktfutur« genannt?

Durch Christian Morgensterns Gedicht Unter Zeiten ¹ bin ich darauf aufmerksam geworden, dass das Futur II zuweilen auch Exaktfutur oder auch Futurum exaktum genannt wurde. Ich kann mir keinen ...
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Can “sollen” in literary German be used to convey an idea of future?

I have found several instances of sollen in literary German used in a way which closely resembles the English use of shall as a future auxiliary. Here are a couple of examples: … und euer Herz ...
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Future perfect tense “haben” vs “sein”

I'm wondering how "haben" and "sein" are used in the future perfect tense. Say Ich werde gegessen haben means "I will have eaten" and it uses "haben". Then Wann werden sie gegangen sein? ...
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How does the current usage of Futur I sound to native German speakers?

AFAIK Futur I (werden + inf) isn't used in German any more. But 20 years ago I still learned it, and currently I feel somehow improper if I don't use it. I have a very bad feeling that I somehow lost ...
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German and English Future tense differences [closed]

Is the German future tense similar to the English future tense? Or is it different? Can i use it the same way as the English future tense?
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Usage of the Konjunktiv - Futur

Can you provide examples of usage of the Future tense in the Subjunctive mood in German, both for "Futur I" and for "Futur II"? "Konjunktiv Futur I" goes as ich werde lieben and it should ...
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Ambiguity between passive and future

Take for example Ich werde vergessen From what I can see, that can mean either I will forget or I'm being forgotten (corrections welcome). Of course, there needs to be a verb whose ...
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“werden” - used 2 times in the same sentence

When I want say: "Will the weather improve?" Wird das Wetter besser werden? Do I always need to include the last word, i.e. werden, or could I drop it? How do forms of werden fit here?