Future simple tense



The simple future tense is used to describe an action that will take place in future.



Look at the following examples:

  1. He will play cricket.
  2. We shall come tomorrow.
  3. I shall be writing a letter.


The simple future tense is one of four future tenses. They are future simple tense, future continuous tense, future perfect tense and future Perfect continuous tense.







How to make the future simple




Positive (Future Simple)

Future simple sentences, have the following structure:

  • Subject + auxiliary verb + main verb + Object.
  • Subject + will/shall + Ist form of verb (s or es ) + Object.

For examples:


Subject

I

He

You

auxiliary verb

shall

will

will

Ist form of verb (s or es )

eat

play

play

Object

an apple.

cricket.

cricket.




REMEMBER

(SINGULAR AND PLURAL PRONOUNS)


Person

1st Person

2nd Person

3rd Person

Singular

I

you

he, she, it

Plural

we.

you.

they.


Rules:  For future simple sentences :

  • Auxiliary verb "shall" or "will" is used after the subject.
  • 'Shall' is used with 1st person.
  • 'Will' is used with 2nd and 3rd person.





Negative (Future Simple)

Future simple negative sentences, have the following structure:

  • Subject + auxiliary verb+ not + main verb + Object.
  • Subject + will/shall + not + Ist form of verb + Object.

For examples:

  1. You will not go to school.
  2. He will not play cricket.
  3. I shall not eat an apple.

Interrogative (Future Simple)

Future simple interrogative sentences, have the following structure:

  • Auxiliary verb + Subject + main verb + Object?
  • Will/Shall + Subject + Ist form of verb + Object?

For examples:

  1. Will you go to school?
  2. Will he play cricket?
  3. Shall I eat an apple?

Interrogative negative (Future simple)

Future simple interrogative negative sentences, have the following structure:

  • auxiliary verb + Subject + not + main verb + Object?
  • Will/Shall + Subject + not + Ist form of verb + Object?

For examples:

  1. Will you not go to school?
  2. Will he not play cricket?
  3. Shall I not eat an apple?




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Related topics:


Present Tense

  1. Present simple tense
  2. Present continuous tense
  3. Present perfect tense
  4. Present Perfect continuous tense

Past Tense

  1. Past simple tense
  2. Past continuous tense
  3. Past perfect tense
  4. Past Perfect continuous tense

Future Tense

  1. Future simple tense
  2. Future continuous tense
  3. Future perfect tense
  4. Future Perfect continuous tense