and probably will <have fainted><faint> <after><at the end of> the first 10min.

JJXR

Senior Member
Russian
Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


Sample sentences:

1. If I see something similar, I will be a ball of nerves and probably will <have fainted><faint> after the first 10min.

2. If I see something similar, I will be a ball of nerves and probably will <have fainted><faint> at the end of the first 10min.

Question:

Are the two bolded options "have fainted" and "faint" both natural in my sentences?


Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

Regards,
JJXR
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Neither of them is idiomatic. In English we don’t repeat words unnecessarily, and here the verb “will” is only needed once. So the sentence should read: … and probably faint

    The phrase after/at the end of 10 minutes has obviously only been added in an attempt to justify use of the future perfect.
     

    JJXR

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Thanks lingobingo.
    The phrase after/at the end of 10 minutes has obviously only been added in an attempt to justify use of the future perfect.
    That is correct. Does that phrase work with both the future perfect and future simple?
     
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