Future Simple for beginners

The best way to predict the future is to create it. In this lesson, you will learn to talk about the future in English using 'will.'

"Future Simple" Tense in English Grammar

What Is Future Simple Tense?

English has no future tense. But, we use some ways to talk about the future. One of them is using the modal verb 'will'.

Structure

We make the future simple tense with 'will (or the short form 'll) + base form of the verb.'

Subject Full Form Short Form
I will go. I'll go.
He/She/It will go he'll/she'll/it'll go.
We/You/They will go. We'll/you'll/they'll go.

Negation

To make a negative future simple tense, you need to add not to will or the short form 'won't'.

Affirmative Negative Short Form
I work. I will not work. I won't work.
She runs. She will not run. She won't run.

Questions

To make a question in a future simple form, all you have to do is to use will at the beginning of the sentence.

Statement Question
He will go. Will he go?
You will work. Will you work?

Using Future Simple to Talk about Requests

Use

We use the future simple tense to talk about an action or situation that will begin and end in the future.

Jack will call today. Don't worry.

Next year, we will travel to Italy.

I will throw him a surprise birthday party tomorrow.

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