Future Simple Tense
I will sing
How do we make the Future Simple Tense?The structure of the future simple tense is:
|subject||+||auxiliary verb 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|
How do we use the Future Simple Tense?
No PlanWe use the future simple tense when there is no plan or decision to do something before we speak. We make the decision spontaneously at the time of speaking. Look at these examples:
- Hold on. I'll get a pen.
- We will see what we can do to help you.
- Maybe we'll stay in and watch television tonight.
We often use the future simple tense with the verb to think before it:
- I think I'll go to the gym tomorrow.
- I think I will have a holiday next year.
- I don't think I'll buy that car.
PredictionWe often use the future simple tense to make a prediction about the future. Again, there is no firm plan. We are saying what we think will happen. Here are some examples:
- It will rain tomorrow.
- People won't go to Jupiter before the 22nd century.
- Who do you think will get the job?
BeWhen the main verb is be, we can use the future simple tense even if we have a firm plan or decision before speaking. Examples:
- I'll be in London tomorrow.
- I'm going shopping. I won't be very long.
- Will you be at work tomorrow?