A forecast is a prediction. It’s an idea about what might happen in the future. This word is usually used when talking about the weather and the climate, but it can also be used in business.
- What’s the forecast for tomorrow? (This question uses "forecast" as a noun.)
- What are they forecasting for tomorrow? (This question uses "forecast" as a verb.)
- A meteorologist forecasts the weather.
- The person who does the weather on Channel 4 is forecasting a cold weekend.
- The forecast is for more snow.
- Snow is forecast for tomorrow. (passive voice)
- Snow is forecasted for tomorrow. (When "forecast" is a verb, you’ll hear people use "forecast" and forecasted" for the past tense and for past participles. "Forecast" sounds better–I think!)
- Climatologists are forecasting a rise in global temperatures due to an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
- Farmers and businesses rely on accurate short-term and long-term forecasts of the weather.
- It’s difficult to forecast what will happen with the stock market; however, analysts are able to look at trends and make predictions so that investors can make decisions about where to put their money.
- Experts on the economy are forecasting a rise in interest rates.
He’s forecasting the weather.
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January 6, 2016