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    Future in Russian

    What is the difference between

    Я буду убирать квартиру (imperfective future)

    I will clean the room (once and then again afterwards?)

    and

    Я буду убрать квартиру (perfective future)

    I shall clean the room ( and only once!!)

    and

    Я уберу квартиру (perfective present)

    I'm going to clean the room just now ( and only once!!)

    Thanks a lot

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    You use быть only with an imperfective verb but not with a perfective verb. It should be either
    я буду убирать комнату (imperfective)
    я уберу комнату (perfective)

    I think the first one would be I will clean up/I will be cleaning up the room without giving any information whether I will be done or not or if the room will be all cleaned up or not. The second would be I will clean up the room and finish it.
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    "Я буду убрать квартиру" - isn't correct sentence. This is broken Russian
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    В прошедшем времени есть нечто похожее) между "учил" и "выучил", например, огромная разница)))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaya
    "Я буду убрать квартиру" - isn't correct sentence. This is broken Russian
    Good to know thx

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