The Simple Future Tense (Example & Explanation)| English Grammar

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I. Form
1. Affirmative (+)

The future tense takes two general forms:

Subject + be going to + verb

  • Ex: The exam is going to begin at noon

Subject + will + verb

  • Ex: The exam will begin at noon.

2. Negative (-)

Subject + be going to + verb

  • Ex: I  am not going to the Market tomorrow

Subject + will + not + verb

  • Ex: We will buy this product any more

3. Interrogative (?)

Will + Subject + verb?

  • Ex: Will we buy a special pen for the final exam?

Be + Subject + going to + verb

  • Ex: Are we going to the beach next week>

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II. How to use

  1. For a future plan
  • Ex: I am going to go to the beach next weekend.
  • Ex: I will go to the beach next weekend.
  • Ex: The race is going to be one of the most exciting of the year!
  • Ex: The race will be one of the most exciting of the year!
  1. For a prediction
  • Ex: In the next decade, electronics are going to decrease in price.
  • Ex: In the next decade, electronics will decrease in price.
  • Ex: Small pets are going to be much more popular as people move into big cities.
  • Ex: Small pets will be much more popular as people move into big cities.