I am preparing a speech about elections in Russia for tommorows english lesson, and i have a problem.
Questions compiling always was my weakest side, and i am looking for someone who could check the grammar and find the mistakes if there are any, of the question given below.
“Are these intentions will be heard, we will see later.”
It’s hard to correct this without more context, but the sentence does not make sense to a native speaker. A possible revision would be: Will we later see that these intentions are heard?
This makes grammatical sense now, but intentions and heard still are poor words to choose together. I would suggest changing it to promises, pleas, or demands,etc. (whatever makes sense in context) and then it should be just fine.
Will we later see that these pleas are heard?
Will we later see that these demands are met?
Will we later see that these promises are kept?
“Are these intentions will be heard, we will see later.” >> “Will these intentions be heard? We will see.”
I assume ‘intentions’ means ‘words which express intentions’. The question-answer format is fine, especially in a speech.
“Will these promises be kept?”
“Will we later see that these promises are kept?”
To me, the additional words in the second sentence add another layer of cynicism about the candidate’s ability to keep his or her promises. If I were neutral on a candidate I would be more likely to use the first sentence, and if cynical about or opposed to a candidate I would be more likely to use the second.
Maybe it’s just me though.