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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Future Simple

 
 

Definition

The future tense describes actions that happen in the future.

Example

   
I will visit my friend Laura tomorrow.
I am going to visit my friend Laura tomorrow.

Explanation

The future simple --

  • uses "will + verb" to describe future actions decided at the moment of speaking or writing, or actions that are not certain.
    For example: "I think I will eat dinner at 6:00 tonight."
  • uses "to be going to + verb" to describe actions or events already decided now.
    For example: "I am going to eat dinner at 6:00 tonight."
  • uses the present continuous to describe planned future actions.
    For example: "I am eating dinner at 6:00 tonight."
  • uses the present simple tense to describe scheduled actions.
    For example: "The train leaves at 8:45."
  • uses contractions in informal writing and speaking.
    For example: "I'm going to go to the meeting tonight."
  • has yes / no question forms.
    For example: "Will you drive or walk to work this morning?"
  • has information question forms.
    For example: "Where are you going to travel this summer?"

Related Sections

Present Simple
Present Continuous
Future Time Expressions