My Future Self
Future Simple Tense
Simple future, form
The 'simple' future is composed of two parts: will / shall + the infinitive
Subject+ will+ infinitive without to
He will leave...
I will go
I shall go
They will not see
They won't see
Will she ask?
Won't she take?
I will I'll We will we'll
You will you'll You will you'll
He,she, will he'll, she'll They will they'll
Affirmative Negative Interrogative
I'll see I won't see Will I see?
*I will/shall see I shan't see Shall I see?
You'll see You won't see Will you see?
He, she, it will see He won't see Will she see?
We'll see We won't see Will we see?
*We will/shall see We shan't see Shall we see?
You will see You won't see Will you see?
They'll see They won't see Will they see?
*NOTE: shall is slightly dated but can be used instead of will with I / we.
Simple future, function
The simple future refers to a time later than now, and expresses facts or
certainty. In this case there is no 'attitude'.
The simple future is used:
a. to predict a future event: It will rain tomorrow.
b. (with I/we) to express a spontaneous decision: I'll pay for the tickets by
c. to express willingness: I'll do the washing-up. He'll carry your bag for
d. (in the negative form) to express unwillingness: The baby won't eat his
soup. I won't leave until I've seen the manager!
e. (with I in the interrogative form) to make an offer: Shall I open the
f. (with we in the interrogative form) to make a suggestion: Shall we go to
the cinema tonight?
g. (with I in the interrogative form) to ask for advice or instructions: What
shall I tell the boss about this money?
h. (with you) to give orders: You will do exactly as I say.
i. (with you) to give an invitation: Will you come to the dance with me?
Will you marry me?