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Future simple


Introduction

The future simple tense is used to talk about the future in the following ways: Examples


Sentences using future simple for prediction often begin with "think", for example:

I
You
We
They
think
don't think
He
She
It
thinks
doesn't think


Examples

For "I" and "We", we can use "shall" in place of "will" - it is more formal:
In questions, it is like making a suggestion:
N.B. Do not use "will" to talk about plans or arrangements that you have already decided to do. For these you must use "going to" or present continuous for the future.

Form - future simple positive

We use "will" + the infinitive of the main verb (without "to").

Examples
I
You
He
She
It
We
They
will win the match.
make dinner.
return the money.

Practice

Complete the sentences with the future simple positive form of the verb in brackets:
.
1)
I    my homework before I watch television. (finish)

 
2)
I don't think they    the game. (win)

 
3)
"You have missed the bus!" "Don't worry, I    a taxi. (take)

 
4)
"I'm hungry." "I    you a sandwich. (make)

 

Form - future simple negative

To make a negative sentence we use "won't" ("will not") + the infinitive of the main verb (without "to").

Examples

I
You
He
She
It
We
They
won't win the match.
make dinner.
return the money.


Complete the sentences with the future simple negative form of the verb in brackets:
.
1)
The company    a profit this year. (report)

 
2)
Ana    the exam because she hasn't studied. (pass)

 
3)
I    the director why the report was late. (tell)

 
4)
I    you any more coffee. It's bad for you. (make)

 

Form - future simple questions

To make a question we put "will" before the subject.

Examples

Will I
you
he
she
it
we
they
win the match?
make dinner?
return the money?


Short answers:

Yes, I
you
he
she
it
we
they
will.
No, won't.

Practice

.
1)
   Jake    about the exam? (worry)

 
2)
   you    me a sandwich, please? (prepare)

 
3)
   he    upset when he hears the news? (be)

 
4)
   they    the film? (miss)

 

Further practice

Complete the sentences with the correct answer from a, b, c or d:
.
1)
____ him now?
 

 

2)
Do you think the company ____ a loss this year?
 

 

3)
They don't think the tickets ____ at that price.
 

 

4)
"I'm cold." "I ____ you a jumper."
 

 

5)
____ a job soon?
 

 

6)
Bob and John ____ the books on Saturday.
 

 


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