Future Simple Tense

December 4, 2017

How to use the Future Simple | What's the structure of the Future Simple Tense

 

Future Simple Tense - When and How to use the Future Simple Tense

 

 

 

 

 

We use  the Future Simple Tense 

 

  • when we decide to do something at the time of speaking

 

When the phone rings and you say: 'I'll answer it.'

(Someone's carrying a heavy bag.) 'I'll help you.'

(A child cannot reach the cookies on the table.) 'Hang on. I'll get you one.'

 

  • when we promise something

 

'I promise I'll send you the email today.'

'I'll pay you back as soon as possible.'

 

  • Most of the time we use will after: 'I think…' ; 'I'm sure…'

 

I think they'll leave early today. 

I'm sure they project will pass the tests.

 

  • when we're not sure, not certain about the future action we're talking about. We just 'predict' it

 

It will rain tomorrow. 

You'll be rich and famous. (at a fortune teller)

 

What is the structure?

 

will + infinitive (simplest) verb form

 

In questions and negatives:

 

They won't (will + not)  be happy to see this mess. 

Will you please come with me to Paris?

 

Learn with videos, further examples, funny situations - Tenses in the English Language | Visual Learning Course

 

 

 

Test your understanding - Online Test - Future Simple

 

Printable exercises - Future Simple

 

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