Simple Future Tense | Rules and Examples

The Simple Future tense indicates that an action is in the future relative to the speaker or writer. There are no inflected forms for the future in English (nothing like those ed or -s endings in the other tenses).

Forming the Simple Future Tense

The formula for the simple future is will + V(Base form).

Positive Sentence

S + will + V(Base form) + object…


I will go to Thailand.

Negative Sentence

S + will not/won’t + V(Base form) + object…


I will not go to Thailand.

Question form

Will + S + V(Base form) +…?


Will you go to Thailand?

How to Use the Simple Future Tense

For Actions Decided at the moment of Speech


I have a toothache. I‘ll take a medicine.

For Unplanned Future Actions


Winter will come soon.

For Offering, Asking for a Request Promising, Ordering, Threatening


I’m afraid we will get wet.

For Unpreventable Actions in Future


Summer will come soon.

With Conditional, Time and Purpose Clauses


When I arrive at home, I will call you.

For Thoughts, Predictions, Assumptions, Sureness, Fears about Future


I promise I won’t tell this anyone.

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Simple Future Tense

Simple Future Tense | Rules and Examples

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