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Autor:  wixer [ 2011-04-05, 00:02 ]
Tytuł:  czas przyszły

Learners of Polish are taught two forms of the future tense, one using the infinitive and the other (more common? ) form using the third person past tense singular or plural.

Eg. Będę pisał or będę pisać. However, I read in an old Polish grammar book today, that it's more common when using the infinitive form, to put that first. Eg pisać będę rather than będę pisać.

I wonder what your views are on this please

Autor:  anaat [ 2011-04-05, 00:20 ]
Tytuł:  Re: czas przyszły

I'd rather put the infinitive second, ie, in your case as "będę pisać" and I think that this is a more common form. The second example ("pisać będę") sounds rather old-fashioned to me but is also correct.

Autor:  wixer [ 2011-04-05, 00:46 ]
Tytuł:  Re: czas przyszły

Thanks for that anaat. I'm amazed at how Polish grammar has evolved / changed in recent times, eg the czas zaprzeszły. I have many Polish grammar books and there are many different points of view in them, indeed, just as there are on this forum. Polish has a remarkably complex and interesting grammar ,which is frustratingly difficult for the foreigner to learn. Thanks again for your help :wink:

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