Future Simple Tense
The future simple tense is often called will, because we make the future simple tense with the modal auxiliary will.
How do we make the Future Simple Tense?
The structure of the future simple tense is:
For negative sentences in the future simple tense, we insert not between the auxiliary verb and main verb. For question sentences, we exchange the subject and auxiliary verb. Look at these example sentences with the future simple tense:
When we use the future simple tense in speaking, we often contract the subject and auxiliary verb:
For negative sentences in the future simple tense, we contract with won't, like this:
How do we use the Future Simple Tense?
We use the future simple tense when there is no plan or decision to do something before we speak. We make the decision spontaneously at the time of speaking. Look at these examples:
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:
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:
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:
Note that when we have a plan or intention to do something in the future, we usually use other tenses or expressions, such as the present continuous tense or going to.