Future Simple Tense

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?

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