My Future Self

Future Simple Tense

Future Simple

Simple future, form

The 'simple' future is composed of two parts: will / shall + the infinitive

without 'to'

Subject+ will+ infinitive without to

He will leave...

Affirmative

I will go

I shall go

Negative

They will not see

They won't see

Interrogative

Will she ask?

Interrogative

negative

Won't she take?

Contractions:

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

credit card.

c. to express willingness: I'll do the washing-up. He'll carry your bag for

you.

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

window?

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?



Magical Future Predictor

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Fortune Teller

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My Future Self

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