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comment Tense and use of 了
@Cocowalla In this context is indicating a change in time. It can also be used to indicate a change in the weather or in seasons. E.g., 春天了, 天气暖和了, 三点半了. In a similar context, can also be used to indicate a change of situation. E.g., 现在我不是老师了.
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comment Tense and use of 了
Basically if 要/會/就/快 appears before the verb or any time specification appears before the subject (except with 快), 了 can be used to indicate future tense. But with 快, you can't use a construct of time like the word "yesterday." There are other verbs when used as a modal do the same/similar things, but these are usually the most common ones.
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