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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?