“I'll just be glad when it's over.”

You have an important presentation for school that's due this week. You don't like speaking in front of groups, so you've been stressed out about it. A friend asks you if you're ready for it. You say this in response to their question.

I'll just be glad when it's over.

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I'll be (emotion) when (something happens)

You can use "I'll be ___" to tell how you're going to feel about something at a certain point in the future. Some examples are:

I'll be sad to see him go.

I'll be interested to see how effective that ends up being once everyone else catches on and starts to imitate them.

It's really common to use the words "glad when" together:

I 'll be glad when this is all over.

I 'll be glad when I'm done traveling.

(someone is) glad (something) is over

The word "glad" is similar in meaning to "happy" but is not as common. It most commonly appears in certain set phrases like "glad ___ is over". Some other phrases that use "glad" are:

  • (be) glad to see(clause)

    I'm very glad to see that the Obama administration is taking the lead on this and trying to come up with some way to address the problem.

  • I'm glad you're here. / I'm glad to be here.
  • I'm glad you came.
  • glad to meet (someone)

    I'm so glad to finally meet you! I've heard so much about you!

  • (be) glad (that something) finally (happened)

    I'm glad they finally got around to fixing that thing.

  • glad (to be / to get) rid of (something)

    I was so glad to get rid of that ugly old sofa! It was about time!

"Happy" can replace "glad" in most of these phrases.