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Simple Future Tense


What is Simple Future Tense?


The Simple Future Tense is used to describe events that are likely to happen in the future, or to predict future events.

Future event

I will go on a trip during the upcoming holiday.


It will rain tomorrow.


What is the form of Simple Future Tense?


1.  Basic form

In Simple Future Tense, the formula for both singular and plural subject is the same.

Subject + will + verb (in base form)

-        I will go out for a job interview tomorrow.

-        They will have a football match next week, that is why they are increasing the training time this week.


2.  Negative form

Subject + will not/won’t + verb (in base form)

-        You will not be able to leave if you don’t finish your job.

-        She won’t arrive on time as she missed the bus.


3.  Asking a question

Will + subject + verb (in base form)

-        Will you be able to make it on time tomorrow?

-        Will you take classes during summer holidays? I am finding a person to go with me.


4.  Passive form

Simple Future Tense can be expressed in passive form.

Subject + will/will not + be + verb (in past participle form)

-        Public places like cinemas and game centers will not be reopened until the pandemic has slowed down.

-        Food will be served to you soon, please wait for it patiently.


What are the difference between “will” and “going to”?



Going to

Usually used to express actions that are decided at the moment of speaking.

-        I will have McDonalds for dinner tomorrow.

Usually used to express actions that are planned before speaking.

-        I am going to buy some groceries at the supermarket with my mum in the afternoon.

Express predictions that are based on personal opinions or experiences.

-        I think she will fail her test.

Express predictions that are based on evidences.

-        She didn’t do any revision before the test, she is going to fail.

Express a future fact.

-        The sun will rise tomorrow.

Express something that is about to happen.

-        Come here! The match is going to start soon!


How to use Simple Future Tense?


Here is the TV program schedule of today:


TV programs


News broadcast

08:00 p.m.

Drama “Love at First Sight”

09:00 p.m.

“Cooking Mother”

10:30 p.m.

“Horror World”

11:30 p.m.

News Broadcast


Jenny and her family are sitting together to watch TV.


Jenny: I am so bored! When will the drama “Love at First Sight” start?


Dad: Jenny, you need to watch the news in order to keep up! The drama will start at 8 o’clock, so be patient.


Mum: Daddy is right, you will get to know our society and the world better by watching the news. Speaking of which, today’s “Cooking Mother” will be broadcasted at 9 o’clock, will you watch it with me, Jenny?


Jenny: Of course, mommy! Oh, but I will not watch the “Horror World” for sure, I am still getting nightmares from the previous episode.


Dad: Jenny, don’t be a coward! We will definitely watch it, it’s so interesting!


Mum: Stop teasing Jenny, she will have to sleep at that time as well, she has classes tomorrow.


Jenny: Haha, seems like you will have to watch it by yourself, daddy.

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