Simple Future Tense! Learn how and when to use the future simple tense in English with helpful grammar rules, example sentences, videos and ESL worksheets.
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).
Simple Future Tense
The formula for the future simple is will + V(Base form).
S + will + V(Base form) + object…
I will go to Thailand.
S + will not/won’t + V(Base form) + object…
I will not go to Thailand.
Will + S + V(Base form) +…?
Will you go to Thailand?
How to Use the Simple Future Tense
The future simple tense is used:
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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All Verb Tenses
Learn all (12) tenses in English with useful grammar rules, examples and ESL worksheets.
- Present Simple Tense
- Present Continuous Tense
- Present Perfect Tense
- Present Perfect Continuous Tense
- Past Simple Tense
- Past Continuous Tense
- Past Perfect Tense
- Past Perfect Continuous Tense
- Simple Future Tense
- Future Continuous Tense
- Future Perfect Tense
- Future Perfect Continuous