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    Three sentences in the future tense

    Please explain the differences among the following :

    Двери открывются. (In the sence of Immediate future like a Metro annoucement )

    Двери будут открываться.

    Двери откроются.

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    Re: Three sentences in the future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Yury
    Двери открывются. (In the sence of Immediate future like a Metro annoucement )
    This sentence can be understood three ways:
    1. The doors are about to open.
    2. The doors are opening right now.
    3. The doors open (on a regular basis).

    Quote Originally Posted by Yury
    Двери будут открываться.
    This means the doors will open on a repeated basis, e.g., the doors will open after every stop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yury
    Двери откроются.
    The doors will open (and then remain for a while in an open position).

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    Re: Three sentences in the future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Yury
    Please explain the differences among the following :

    Двери открывются. (In the sence of Immediate future like a Metro annoucement )
    "The doors open."

    Generally, it should be known, that the doors open. You might say двери открывются направа, or the doors open on the right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yury
    Двери будут открываться.
    "The doors will be opening."

    It is known that, at some point in the future, the doors are going to open. This will not be the completion of the action, so it can be expected that they will probably close afterward...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yury
    Двери откроются.
    "The doors will open."

    At some time in the future, these doors will open, and that will complete their action. Whether or not they will close afterward is either unknown or irrelevant.

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    Re: Three sentences in the future tense

    Bravo, randem! There's one mistake: you should say "Двери открываются справа" because you talk about the location of the doors. E.g. "находиться справа" vs "повернуть направо"

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    Re: Three sentences in the future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by iriroma
    Bravo, randem! There's one mistake: you should say "Двери открываются справа" because you talk about the location of the doors. E.g. "находиться справа" vs "повернуть направо"
    Thank you. I feel like I'm finally starting to understand all this stuff!

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    Re: Three sentences in the future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by randem
    Quote Originally Posted by Yury
    Двери откроются.
    "The doors will open."

    At some time in the future, these doors will open, and that will complete their action. Whether or not they will close afterward is either unknown or irrelevant.
    That's a better explanation than mine. Mine was sloppy. Trying to explain imperfective/perfective in just a few words is kind of a lost cause.

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    Re: Three sentences in the future tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Yury

    Двери открывются. (In the sense of Immediate future like a Metro announcement )

    Двери будут открываться.

    Двери откроются.
    They say: "Осторожно, двери закрываются." & "Следующая станция ........, платформа справа" in a Metro announcement.

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