Simple Future Tense

The simple future is a verb tense used to talk about things that haven´t happened yet. So, simple future refers to actions that will begin and end in the future.

  • I will travel to Colombia.
  • It will be challenging, but he is committed to doing it.

The simple future is used to express a spontaneous decision.

  • I will buy it right now!
  • I will finish my project tomorrow.
  • We will go to the party.
    In addition, the simple future is also used to predict a future event.
  • It will be sunny tomorrow.
  • They will arrive at noon.

What is the structure of the simple future?
Subject + will + Infinitive + complement.

  • She will clean the house tomorrow.
  • Antonio will visit you tonight.

What is the structure of a negative simple future?
Subject + will not / won´t + infinitive + complement.

  • Mario won´t eat pizza.
  • Ana will not approve it.

Note: It doesn´t matter if the subject is plural or singular; the modal verb “will” doesn´t change

How to ask a question using simple future?
Will + subject + infinitive + complement + ?

  • Will Marco finish the homework on time?
  • Will Fabiola buy the dinner?

What are the contractions in the simple future?

  • I will = I’ll
  • You will = you’ll
  • He will = he’ll
  • She will = she’ll
  • It will = it´ll
  • We will = we’ll
  • They will = they’ll
  • Will not = won’t
    Note: The form “it will” is not normally shortened.

What´s the difference between using “going to” and “will”?

  • “Will” is more formal and is used in academic writing.
  • “Going to” is more informal. It is used in speech and casual writing.

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