Future Tense - English Grammar

Tense Video Lecture - Page 2

  • Future simple tense: It is used to express an action which has not occurred yet and will occur after saying or in future. For example, “I will go to zoo tomorrow”, in this sentence the person intend for tomorrow’s visit to zoo. In short, these sentences express actions which will be done in future.

Rules : Auxiliary verb “will” is used in sentence. 1st form of verb or base form is used as main verb in sentence.

  • Structure of sentence.
  • Positive sentence:
  • Subject + auxiliary verb + main verb (present participle) + object
  • Subject + will + (1st form of verb or base form +ing) + object

Examples :
I will buy a computer tomorrow.
They will come here.

  • Negative sentence:
  • Subject + auxiliary verb+ not + main verb (present participle) + object
  • Subject + will +not + (1st form of verb or base form +ing) + object

To make negative sentence “not” is written after auxiliary verb in sentence.

Examples :
I will not buy a computer tomorrow.
They will not come here.

  • Interrogative sentence
  • Auxiliary verb + subject + main verb (present participle) + object
  • Will + subject + (1st form of verb or base form +ing) + object

Interrogative sentence starts with auxiliary verb “will”

Examples :
Will I buy a computer tomorrow?
Will they come here?

  • Future Continuous tense : It is used to express a continued or an ongoing action in future. For example, “I will be waiting for you tomorrow”, it conveys ongoing nature of an action (waiting) which will occur in future.

Rules. Auxiliary verb “will be” is used in sentence. 1st form of verb + ing (present participle) is used as main verb in sentence.

  • Positive sentence :
  • Subject + auxiliary verb + main verb (present participle) + object
  • Subject + will be+ 1st form of verb or base form+ing (present participle) + object

 

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