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Simple Future tense in English: how to use it? (with examples)
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13.10.2022
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Simple Future tense in English: how to use it? (with examples)

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Learning English grammar may seem difficult, especially to young students. However, it’s important to start learning it from an early age and try putting together grammatically correct sentences from the very beginning. Using English grammar accurately supports children’s ability to speak fluently, because using new vocabulary in grammatically correct sentences makes it easier to memorize. 

Furthermore, one of the best ways of learning English grammar is simply by talking with a native-speaker. For natives using English tenses, such as Simple Future tense, comes naturally, so the more your child speaks with a native teacher, the more they remember the sound and construction of English sentences. However, learning English grammar by understanding the rules helps too. English tenses for kids should be explained with visuals and examples. The combination of understanding the grammatical rules and using tenses in practice always gives best results. 

In this article, we will explain what the Future Simple tense is and when it is used in real life situations, with examples! You will also find out which form is used to express the Simple Future tense and how to build sentences in this tense in a correct way. Are you and your child ready to learn something new today? Let’s go – future tense explained! 

Simple Future tense – the rules

The Simple Future tense is an English verb tense which is used to talk about things that haven’t happened yet. Things that are supposed to happen in the future. You can use the Simple Future tense to talk about an action or condition that will begin and end in the future. 

With Simple Future tense, it’s important to remember that it has two slightly different forms in English: „will” andbe going to”. Although the two forms can be used interchangeably, they often express two different meanings. “Will” is frequently used for making offers, and “be going to” is rather used for making plans. 

Read on for more explanation and examples of types of this future tense. 

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Future tense types – will

The formula for the Simple Future tense with “will” is: 

will + [root form of a verb]

We can use will in Simple Future tense to suggest that a person will do something voluntarily. Also, we often use will to respond to someone’s complaint or request for help. Another example is using will to express a promise. 

 

Simple Future tense with examples – will

Infinitive Simple Future Negative
to be will be will not be / won’t be
to have will have will not have / won’t have
to ask will ask will not ask / won’t ask
to work will work will not work / won’t work

 

Examples of Simple Future tense with “will” in sentences

  • I will send you the guidelines when I get it. 
  • Will you make dinner? 
  • We will make some sandwiches. 
  • I will call you when I arrive. 
  • He will not tell your secret to anyone. 
  • Don’t worry, I will be careful. 

Future tense types – be going to

The formula for the Simple Future tense with “be going to” is: 

[am/is/are] + going to + [root form of a verb]

We can use “be going to” in Simple Future to express that something is a plan, no matter whether it’s realistic or not. Both forms: will and be going to, can be used to express the idea of a general prediction about the future. 

 

Simple Future tense with examples – be going to

Infinitive Simple Future – I Simple Future – You, We, They Simple Future – He, She, It
to be am going to be
am not going to be
are going to be
are not going to be
is going to be
is not going to be
to have am going to have
am not going to have
are going to have
are not going to have
is going to have
is not going to have
to ask am going to ask
am not going to ask
are going to ask
are not going to ask
is going to ask
is not going to ask
to work am going to work
am not going to work
are going to work
are not going to work
is going to work
is not going to work

 

Examples of Simple Future tense with “be going to” in sentences 

  • She is going to spend her summer vacation in California. 
  • When are we going to meet each other tonight? 
  • We are going to begin law school next year. 
  • Who is going to buy a present for Jason’s birthday party? 
  • They are not going to celebrate Christmas with Jane’s parents. 

 

  • 2023 will be a challenging year. 
  • 2023 is going to be a challenging year.

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