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An economics professor has English speakers may be poorer because of English grammar. Dr Keith Chen of Yale University that differences in the tenses of the world's languages may why people in some countries more money than people in other countries. He people at a presentation that the future tense in English could actually people the future is not important now. He said English speakers might think the future is separate from the present, and that this may make people not about their future. He this could stop people money for their retirement. He also future tenses may make people more and less.

Professor Chen the grammar of countries into two – those with a "strong future-time reference" and those with a weak reference. He explained: "If I wanted to explain to an English-speaking colleague why I can't a meeting later today, I could not 'I go to a seminar'. English grammar would [] me to say 'I will go, am , or have to go to a seminar'". He this with "weak future-time reference" languages" that can express the same meaning without future words like "will". Chen says speakers of these languages are those who save more money. He this could be because they do not the present time and future in their grammar or in real life.

 


 
 

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