Future Tense



Indicate 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-edor-sendings in the other tenses). Instead, the future tense employs the helping verbs will or shall for the base form of the verb:

*She will leave soon
*We shall overcome.

The future is also formed with the use of a form of "go" plus the infinitive of the verb:
* He is going to faint.
English can even use the present to suggest the future tense:
*I am leaving later today."
Note that the auxillary will can be combined with "be" and a progressive form of the main verb to create a sense of the future that does not harbor any hint of insistence (which is possible with the auxiliary alone). For instance, if stress is placed on the word will in "When will you arrive?", the sentence can sound impatient, insistent. In "When will you be arriving?" there is less of that emotional overtone.
The Construction form of to be+ infinitive is used to convey a sense of planning for the future, command, or contingency.
*There is to be an investigation into the mayor's business affairs.
*You are to be back on the base by midnight.
*If he is to pass this exam, he'll have to study harder.
To create a sense of imminent fulfillment, the word about can be combined with the infinitive.
*He is about to die.
Other adverbs can be used in similar constructions with various effects:
*He is liable to get in trouble.
*She is certain to dowell in college.



Indicates that an action will have been completed (finished or "perfected") at some point in the future. This tense is formed with "will" plus "have" plus the past participle of the verb (which can be either regular or irregular in form)
Ex : I will have spent all my money by this time next year.
I will have run succesfull in three marathons if I can finish this one.


The future continuous relates one action in the future to another specific action or time.

It’s formed this way: will + be + present participle (root word + ‑ing).

We will be going to the gym after work.
Will you be joining us?

At 5 a.m. tomorrow, they will be departing on Alaska.

I’ll be returning home next Thursday.
Remember not to use the future continuous tense with non-action verbs likeseemandknow; includebein this list for future continuous tense. These verbs should use the simple future.
She will be being here at 3:00.
She wil be here at 3:00.

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