It is important to learn the different tenses to use them correctly, therefore we will help you understand the Future Simple Tense easily.
Explanation of the future simple tense.
The tenses are used to express the time of an action or event. The Future Simple in English is used to refer to events that will happen in the future. It is also used to predict something, and express facts.
We will win the match.
I am going to do my homework once I get back home.
Simple Future tense express the events that will start and end in the future.
How to form the simple future.
Here is how to use the future simple tense in English:
Using “will” and the base form of the verb
The formula is as follows:
am/is/are + Will + root of the verb (base form of the verb)
I will win the game.
My sister will learn a new language.
He will read a new book.
They will watch the TV.
Using “be going to” and the base form of the verb
The formula of going to in the future simple tense in English is as follows:
am/is/are + going to + [root form verb].
I am going to learn a new language.
They are going on a trip next week.
They are going to the restaurant in the evening.
How to make the simple future negative.
Here is how to make the simple future in the negative form:
will + not + root of the verb.
He will not study until next week.
She will not buy new books until she finishes the ones she has.
How to ask a question in the simple future.
Here is how to ask questions in the simple future tense in English:
will + subject + root of verb
will he study for the exam?
Will she buy new books?
Will you be able to learn a new language?
Here is the formula for going to:
am/is/are + [subject] + going to + [root form of verb].
Is she going to finish the book on time?
Importance of learning future simple in English.
The Future Simple in English is used in daily communication to express events that will take place in the future, or when talking about your plans. It’s important to be aware of the uses of every tense to use it correctly, so keep that in mind.
Comparison of “will” and “be going to”
Will is used when talking about future events with certainty, when making a decision rapidly, or when predicting something to happen in the future. While going to is used to express the future events that were previously decided on.
Both will and going to are used for future predictions.
To make it easier to understand here is a more detailed explanation of when to use will and going to in the simple future tense in English.
1. When to use GOING TO:
Knowing that something will happen in the future based on your experience or evidence. It expresses the future based on the present.
- when we plan on doing something in the future, here is an example:
We are going to the restaurant; we have already booked it.
- If there is evidence that something is going to happen.
It’s cloudy, I think it is going to rain.
- When something is about to happen:
Get out of here, the bomb is going to explode.
2. When to use WILL.
In the simple future tense in English, will is used when there is no connection between the present and the future.
- For Rapid Decisions or recent decisions.
I will buy that bag.
I will get you one too.
I will win the game.
My team will win the match.
- To make an offer, a promise, or a threat.
I will buy you candy if you finish your homework.
I promise I will finish the homework.
- You use WON’T when someone refuses to do something.
The kid won’t do the homework.
Common Uses of the future simple tense.
The future simple tense in English is used to refer to future events. Events that will happen and end the future.
I will do my homework when I get home.
I will meet my friend later.
Here are some of the common uses of the simple future tense in English:
- when making predictions. Sometimes it is used to make predictions based on experience or evidence and sometimes with uncertainty.
I think it will rain.
The sky is cloudy, it is going to rain.
I am going to finish my homework at 9.
My team will win the match.
- To ask questions about the future.
Will you go to the movies tomorrow?
- The future simple tense in English can be used to express factual statements about the future.
This expensive food will cost us more money.
- To consider future possibilities or conditions.
She will go on the trip if her parents let her.
- The future simple tense is used to make commands.
If you don’t do your homework, you will be grounded.
Time Expressions with the future simple tense.
Here are the time markers/time expressions in the Future Simple tense in English:
Next week, month, etc.
In a week, month, etc.
The day after tomorrow.
Practice Exercises of the future simple tense.
Here are some Exercises of the future simple tense to test yourself:
The audience will clap after this magic trick.
What will you do, if I will admit you to this hospital?
Don’t panic, she will dry this t-shirt from the dryer.
He will not become a pilot within a week.
I will eat all the fruits on the table.
The box will be empty by tomorrow.
They will go to hang out near the beach.
Will you marry me?
She will hug me in the seminar hall.
This dress will fit my body.
We will win this game if we play well.
The water level will rise if it rains continuously.
He will not complete this project work by tomorrow.
She will look pretty in this dress.
You will keep this secret.
I will help you with your homework.
She will be here very soon.
They will come at 8 o’clock.
You will call me next week.
I will use the money wisely.
We will return as soon as possible.
It will rain tomorrow.
Ralf will pay for it.
Amanda will win this game.
Maybe we will stay at home.
They will bake some cakes.
I will take you with me next month.
Ashley will stay at home tonight.
It will be very hot this summer.
We will do this together.
Next year will be very exciting.
People will invent new things.
I will be in Rome next week.
John will be very pleased.
Wait, I will do this.
We will catch him.
They will probably finish tomorrow.
You will find your bag.
Bonnie will like you.
It will be sunny tomorrow.
The winter will be especially cold.
The next game will be hard to win.
I will speak with him about you.
You will send Kate the pictures.
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