Expression of the Week- In the near future
10 Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing
- The CEO is about to step down. It’s going to happen (quite / very) soon.
- The CEO is going to announce his dismissal in (just) a moment / minute.
- We will be starting the conference in (just) a few minutes.
- Any second / minute / day now, the CEO will renounce.
- In the short term, we will hire a great C-Level Team.
- In the near future, we will need to hire a CFO to ensure finance in under control.
- Before long, we’ll hit record sales.
- The Christmas break is just around the corner.
- Mobile phone technology will have a massive on many industries, including banking as we know it. We will see this happen in our lifetimes.
- Watch this space, to get the close details.
How To Use These Phrases in Your English
We use phrase 9 to say that we expect an important change in the world in the mid-term. Phrase 9 comes after a noun or noun phrase.
Phrase 10 is used in media, to point out a future event in the same publication immediately or later on.
We use this expression to say that something is close in time or space.
- A: By when do you think the new platform version will be implemented?
- B: I think that should happen pretty soon. And also, in the near future, they will be adding a new intranet system to promote work-life balance.
- A: I can’t believe it’s the Annual General Meeting soon.
- B: Yes, it’s just around the corner. Some time in February, I think.
Other similar useful expressions we could also use:
- Approaching, scheduled, coming up…