Future Tense

Future Tense is the tense of a verb that used to describe things that will certainly happen in the future, talking about expectations, hopes or assumptions, spontaneous actions.

There are 4 types of Future Tenses commonly used in English Grammar:

Simple Future Tense

Express future actions happen without the speaker’s intention (birthday, weather, etc.), predictions or assumptions (I think, I hope, I’m sure, I’m afraid), and spontaneous actions (not planned).

will + infinitive

Examples

Affirmative:
Lakers will win the match.

Negative:
Lakers will not win the match.

Interrogative:
Will Lakers win the match?

Future Progressive Tense

Denote an event that is ongoing in the future, predict future events, ask or inquire about events in the future, or refer to events in the future that have a continuous nature or occur regularly.

will + be + infinitive + ing

Examples

Affirmative:
They will be playing basketball on Saturday night.

Negative:
They will not be playing basketball on Saturday night.

Interrogative:
Will they be playing basketball on Saturday night?

Future Perfect Tense

Refer to an action which will have been completed at some time in the future.

will + have + past participle

Examples

Affirmative:
She will have read the announcement by tomorrow.

Negative:
She will not have read the announcement by tomorrow.

Interrogative:
Will she have read the announcement by tomorrow?

Future Perfect Progressive Tense

Describe an event that is ongoing and will complete sometime in the future.

will + have + been + infinitive + ing

Examples

Affirmative:
+ They will have been living in Texas for 10 years.
+ I will have been swimming for an hour by 6.30.
+ Next year, I will have been working at Google for 3 years.

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