We use a number of different phrases to avoid overusing will in a description of a plan for the future.
These phrases are used to show that we are not certain that these events or actions will actually take place. Make sure you focus on subject-verb agreement when you replace will with one of these phrases.
- is/are set to
- is/are due to
- is/are likely to
- is/are projected to
- is/are forecast to
- is/are expected to
We can also use plan in different ways:
Plan on verb + -ing something Plan to do something.
Rewrite these sentences in your notebook with the phrases in parentheses to avoid overusing will.
- The village will be replaced by a large factory complex. (set)
- This change will have happened by the end of 2050. (project)
- The population will increase dramatically over the next decade. (likely)
- The industrial areas will be demolished in the coming months. (due)
- Most of the trees will be removed to allow the construction of new housing. (expect)
- The number of malaria cases will probably decrease in the next few years. (forecast)