Future tense 3 – Simple future

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1. Introduction

The simple future refers to a time later than now, and expresses facts or certainty. In this case there is no ‘attitude’, is often called the “will tense” because we make the Future Simple with the modal auxiliary will.

2. How do we make the Future Simple tense?

The structure of the Future Simple tense is:

3. Forming the Future perfect

The simple future tense is composed of two parts: will / shall + the infinitive without to

Subject will infinitive without to
I will go
I shall go
They will not see
They won’t see
Will she ask?
Interrogative negative
Won’t they try?

4. Contraction with Future Simple

When we use the Future Simple tense in speaking, we often contract the subject and auxiliary verb:

I willI’ll
you willyou’ll
he will
she will
it will
we willwe’ll
they willthey’ll

In negative sentences, we contract with won’t, like this:

I will notI won’t
you will notyou won’t
he will not
she will not
it will not
he won’t
she won’t
it won’t
we will notwe won’t
they will notthey won’t

To see: Simple future tense

Affirmative  NegativeInterrogativeInterrogative Negative
I will playI won’t playWill I play?Won’t I play?
*I shall play*****Shall I play?****
You will playYou won’t playWill you play?Won’t you play?
He will playHe won’t playWill he play?Won’t he play?
We will playWe won’t playWill we play?Won’t we play?
*We shall play*****Shall we play?****
They will playThey won’t playWill they play?Won’t they play?
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