I need to do this exercise for tomorrow. One of the sentences is correct, the remaining 9 are wrong. Can anyone help me to correct them and tell which one is correct?
1 I'm going to go out with you on Saturday if you'd like me to
2 By the time you learn how to use this model, new ones are appearing in theshops
3 After you'll have finished work we can go for a quick drink
4 As you can see on your ticket, your flight is going to leave at 17.35 onSunday
5 I buy some new batteries for the remote control tomorrow
6 By the summer I will have been at university for two years
7 Mobile phones will work better when communications satellites will be inlower orbit
8 At this time on Thursday I'm using the newest scientific equipment in thecountry
9 I don't think he's trying that experiment again after what happened lasttime
10 I'm sorry but I can't see you tonight because I will wash my hair

Regards
Grzegorz
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Sounds like homework, but I'd appreciate the help, so I'll help...
1 I'm going to go out with you on Saturday if you'd like me toI'll go out with you on ... can see on your ticket, your flight is going to leave at 17.35 on Sunday=correct - but they may want:

As you can see on your ticket, your flight will leave at 17.35 on Sunday
5 I buy some new batteries for the remote control tomorrowI'll buy some new batteries for the remote control tomorrow 6 By the summer I will have been at university for two years=correct - but they may want

By the summertime I will have been at university for two years
7 Mobile phones will work better when communications satellites will be in lower orbitMobile phones work better when communications satellites ... you tonight because I will wash my hairI'm sorry but I can't see you tonight because I'm washing my hair

As you can see, I think two are correct, but it does depend on what you test was trying to achieve, one of the two sentences could be contracted further: By the summertime I'll have been at university for two years

Good luck deciding which one is the one meant to be correct.
Regards,
Kevin Stone

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I need to do this exercise for tomorrow. One of the sentences is correct, the remaining 9 are wrong. Can ... and tellwhich one is correct? 1 I'm going to go out with you on Saturday if you'd like me to.

"I'll go out with you..." (conditional)
2 By the time you learn how to use this model, new ones are appearing inthe shops

Okay in an abstract sense, but "...new ones will be appearing..." is more likely.
3 After you'll have finished work we can go for a quick drink

"After you've finished work..."
4 As you can see on your ticket, your flight is going to leave at 17.35 on Sunday

correct
5 I buy some new batteries for the remote control tomorrow

In simple sentences, the simple present can't usually be used with future-time indicators.
6 By the summer I will have been at university for two years

correct: past-in-the-future
7 Mobile phones will work better when communications satellites will be in lower orbit

"...when satellites are..." (conditional)
8 At this time on Thursday I'm using the newest scientific equipment inthe country

Possible, but something like "...I'll be using..." is better.
9 I don't think he's trying that experiment again after what happened last time

Correct, but "...he'll be trying..." is better.
10 I'm sorry but I can't see you tonight because I will wash my hair

"...because I'm going to wash..." (or "...because I'll be washing...")

Adrian
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6 By the summer I will have been at university for two years

=correct - but they may want By the summertime I will have been at university for two years

It may be good only for AmE, but I'd write:
By summer I will have been at the university for two years
7 Mobile phones will work better when communications satellites will be in lower orbit

Mobile phones work better when communications satellites are in a lower orbit

You changed the meaning, but the sentence is better. To improve the original sentence with its meaning only an "a" before the "lower" is needed.
8 At this time on Thursday I'm using the newest scientific equipment in the country

I'm now using the newest scientific equipment in the country

Whoa! That's not what the original sentence means, I'd say. How about "At this time on Thursday I'll be using ..."?

Skitt (in Hayward, California)
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Mobile phones work better when communications satellites are in a lower orbit

You changed the meaning, but the sentence is better. To improve the original sentence with its meaning only an "a" before the "lower" isneeded.

Their orbits don't change though once launched (not operationally anyway), so it makes no physical sense to say that we are to wait for the lower orbit - which is now how your sentence reads?
You changed the meaning, but the sentence is better. To improve the original sentence with its meaning only an "a" before the "lower" is needed.

Their orbits don't change though once launched (not operationally anyway), so it makes no physical sense to say that we are to wait for the lower orbit - which is now how your sentence reads?

You mean, we will never launch new satellites again? Rats! And I was so hoping that things would still improve with time.

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on 05 Nov 2003:
4 As you can see on your ticket, your flight is going to leave at 17.35 on Sunday

=correct - but they may want: As you can see on your ticket, your flight will leave at 17.35 on Sunday

They want ". . . , your flight leaves at 17.35 . . ." The original sentence is correct English, but it's not test-English.
6 By the summer I will have been at university for two years

=correct - but they may want By the summertime I will have been at university for two years

Nah. "summer" isn't the issue; "will have been" is the problem. It's correct. This is the only possible test-correct sentence.
8 At this time on Thursday I'm using the newest scientific equipment in the country

I'm now using the newest scientific equipment in the country

At this time on Thursday, I will be using the newest scientific equipment in the country.
on 05 Nov 2003:
=correct - but they may want By the summertime I will have been at university for two years

It may be good only for AmE, but I'd write: By summer I will have been at the university for two years

Stylistic choice. No grammatical (i.e., "test-English") difference.
Mobile phones work better when communications satellites are in a lower orbit

You changed the meaning, but the sentence is better. To improve the original sentence with its meaning only an "a" before the "lower" is needed.

I think you're hallucinating here, Skitt. It has to be "are" for both informal and test-English. "I will be happy only when you will be in a pine box"? No. "I will be happy only when you are in a pine box".
I'm now using the newest scientific equipment in the country

Whoa! That's not what the original sentence means, I'd say. How about "At this time on Thursday I'll be using ..."?

Kevin was dreaming on that one.
You changed the meaning, but the sentence is better. To improve the original sentence with its meaning only an "a" before the "lower" is needed.

I think you're hallucinating here, Skitt. It has to be "are" for both informal and test-English. "I will be happy only when you will be in a pine box"? No. "I will be happy only when you are in a pine box".

Hmm. I don't see it that way at all. Honest.
Kevin's sentence is great, but it changed the tense.

The sentence was about the future.
When will mobile phones work better? When communications satellites will be in a lower orbit. When pigs will fly.
No hallucinations there.

Skitt (in Hayward, California)
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