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English Grammar: The Future Simple Tense

In English, we may need to construct a sentence where we talk about something that is going to happen in the future.
To do that, the easiest way is to use the future simple tense.

The Future Simple Tense: How to Build Sentences with the Future Simple Tense

John will walk to the shops.
Subject + Will + Verb (Present Tense)

The Future Simple Tense: Issues

Sometimes, native speakers will use a contraction.
Tim’ll dance with Lisa.
The contraction is with the auxiliary verb “will.” The above example means:
Tim will dance with Lisa.

The Future Simple Tense: When to use it

When you need to talk about an action that is happening in the future, use the Future Simple Tense. It’s features are:

  • It can be a one-time event, or a continuous action.
  • It may not happen. But in the present, you believe it is going to happen.
  • It is doesn’t give any indication as to when the event or action stops.

The Future Simple Tense: Examples

I will write a letter.
You will fall asleep.
He will read a book.
She will catch a train.
They will jump on the trampoline.
The dogs will run in the park.
We will watch them run around.

Other Articles in this Series:

By now, you should know how to use the Future Simple tense and tell everyone about the plans you have made, be they tomorrow, the weekend or next year. If you would like to learn how to use the other tenses, check out the rest of our “Learn English Grammar” series by clicking the specific links to the tenses below!

Past Simple Tense.
Past Progressive Tense
Present Simple Tense.
Present Progressive Tense.
Present Perfect Simple Tense
Present Perfect Progressive Tense
Past Perfect Simple Tense
Past Perfect Progressive Tense
Future Simple Tense (This Article!)

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