The Meaning of Simple Future Tense
The simple future is a verb tense that’s used to talk about things that haven’t happened yet.
It is used when an action is promised/thought to occur in the future.
The simple future refers to a time later than now, and expresses facts or certainty. In this case there is no 'attitude'.
The tense of a verb, generally speaking, tells us at what period in time an action or state is happening. The particular verb tense we will look at is called simple future tense.
Simple future tense is used to refer to events that will happen in the future.
The Future Simple tense is often called the “will tense” because we make the Future Simple with the modal auxiliary will.
|subject||+||auxiliary will||+||main verb|
|subject||auxiliary verb||main verb|
|–||She||will||not||be||at school tomorrow.|
|I will not||I won’t|
|you will not||you won’t|
|he will not|
she will not
it will not
|we will not||we won’t|
|they will not||they won’t|
Here's the positive form (it's just 'will' + infinitive):
- I will meet him later (I'll ..)
- You will come (you'll..)
- It will rain tomorrow (it'll)
- She will be late (she'll..)
- He will help us later (he'll..)
- We will get married in September (we'll)
- They will cook dinner (they'll..)
The short form: 'll is very, very common, and is almost always used when speaking. It's really much more natural to say 'I'll' instead of 'I will'. Here's some help with the pronunciation:
Next, here's the negative form (just add 'not' - remember will not = won't):
- I will not go (I won't ..)
- You will not be late (you won't ..)
- It will not snow tomorrow (it won't..)
- She will not get the job (she won't..)
- He will not pass the exam (he won't ..)
- We will not come (we won't..)
- They will not stop (they won't ..)
Finally, here's the question:
'yes / no' questions:
- Will I go?
- Will you come early?
- Will it be cold?
- Will she dance?
- Will he arrive soon?
- Will we cook?
- Will they leave?
- Where will I go?
- Why will you come early?
- When will it be cold?
- Who will she dance with?
- What time will he arrive?
- What will we cook?
- When will they leave?
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