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Introduction

The Future Simple tense is commonly referred to as the "will tense" due to its construction using the modal auxiliary will.

How do we make the Future Simple tense?

The structure of the Future Simple tense is:

Simple Future Tense | English for CLAT

In negative Future Simple sentences, not is placed between the auxiliary verb and the main verb. In interrogative sentences, the subject and auxiliary verb are exchanged. Look at these example sentences with the Future Simple tense:

Simple Future Tense | English for CLAT

Contraction with Future Simple

In spoken language, it's common to contract the subject and auxiliary verb when using the Future Simple tense.

Simple Future Tense | English for CLAT

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

Simple Future Tense | English for CLAT

How to use the Future Simple tense?

No Plan

The Future Simple tense is employed when there is no pre-existing plan or decision before speaking, and the decision is made spontaneously at the moment of speaking.

  • Hold on. I'll get a pen.
  • We will see what we can do to help you.
  • Maybe we'll stay in and watch television tonight.

In these examples, we had no firm plan before speaking. The decision is made at the time of speaking.

We often use the Future Simple tense with the verb to think before it:

  • think I'll go to the gym tomorrow.
  • think I will have a holiday next year.
  • I don't think I'll buy that car.

Prediction

We often use the Future Simple tense to make a prediction about the future. Again, there is no firm plan. We are saying what we think will happen. Here are some examples:

  • It will rain tomorrow.
  • People won't go to Jupiter before the 22nd century.
  • Who do you think will get the job?

Be

When the main verb is be, we can use the Future Simple tense even if we have a firm plan or decision before speaking. Examples:

  • I'll be in London tomorrow.
  • I'm going shopping. I won't be very long.
  • Will you be at work tomorrow?
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1. How do we form the Future Simple tense?
Ans. The Future Simple tense is formed by using the auxiliary verb "will" followed by the base form of the main verb. For example, "I will go to the party."
2. Can we use contractions with the Future Simple tense?
Ans. Yes, contractions can be used with the Future Simple tense. Instead of saying "I will," we can contract it to "I'll." For example, "I'll meet you tomorrow."
3. What is the purpose of the Future Simple tense?
Ans. The Future Simple tense is used to talk about actions or events that will happen in the future. It is used to make predictions, express future plans, or state future facts. For example, "She will start her new job next week."
4. Are there any other ways to express the future besides the Future Simple tense?
Ans. Yes, besides the Future Simple tense, we can also use other verb forms such as the Future Continuous tense, Future Perfect tense, or the Going to future. These forms have specific uses and convey different meanings about the future. For example, "I am going to visit my grandmother next weekend."
5. Can the Future Simple tense be used in negative or interrogative sentences?
Ans. Yes, the Future Simple tense can be used in negative and interrogative sentences. To form a negative sentence, simply add "not" after the auxiliary verb "will." For example, "She will not come to the party." To form an interrogative sentence, invert the subject and the auxiliary verb "will." For example, "Will they go on vacation next month?"
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