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Old December 10, 2016, 12:11 AM
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Question Using future, but I am also doing the action now?

Hi all,

We recently learned about the future tense and it seems straight forward enough but what if I want to say I will do something (in the future), but I am also doing it now?

For example:

Tendré cuidado hasta que el ejército se vaya de la ciudad.
I will be careful until the army leaves the city.

In the spanish sentence I wrote it sounds like I will have caution in the future, but I'm trying to communicate that I am being careful now and will continue to be careful until the army leaves.

Any ideas?

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Old December 10, 2016, 01:36 AM
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The sentence is proper and quite correct.

Tendré cuidado hasta que ...

means the time span bracketed this way:

"From this instant on, and until what follows the conjunction que happens."
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