Simple Future Tense Positive, Negative, Question Examples – Learninggo

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Positive: Subject + will + Verb1 + Object

Negative: Subject + will not + Verb1 + Object

Question: (Will + Subject + Verb1 + Object)?

NOTE: We use Will with all persons (I, you, he, they, etc). We can also use Shall instead of will with I and We.

Example: I / We shall work.

(but, in everyday speech, we normally use the contractions I’ll and we’ll)

The negative of shall is shall not.


shall not ⇢ shan’t

⇢ I will run.⇢ I will not run.⇢ Will I run?
⇢ You will run.⇢ You will not run.⇢ Will you run?
⇢ He/She/It will run.⇢ He/She/It will not run.⇢ Will he/she/it run?
⇢ We will run.⇢ We will not run.⇢ Will we run?
⇢ You will run.⇢ You will not run.⇢ Will you run?
⇢ They will run.⇢ They will not run.⇢ Will they run?

Simple Future Tense Example

1. The Simple Future Tense is used to make a prediction

⇢ I think it’ ll bus tomorrow.

⇢ There will be an oil shortage because fuel resources have been overexploit for years.

⇢ Tomorrow will be another cold day in all parts of the country.

⇢ Who do you think will win the basketball match on saturday.

** When we predict the future, we often use ”will” with the following verbs and expressions.

think / expect / believe / be sure / be afraid

⇢ I expect they’ ll be here at around 12 o’clock tomorrow.

⇢ I’ m sure you’ ll enjoy the film if you go and see it.

** We also use will in this way with adverbs of probability eg. probably, perhaps, certainly.

⇢ John will probably phone us this evening.

⇢ Perhaps I’ ll see you tomorrow.

2. The Simple Future Tense is used to express an intention or decision made at the moment of speaking, that is, not planned or premeditated.

⇢ A: Can I ring you tonight?

B: It’ s 3886612

⇢ A: Would you like something to drink?

B: Oh, thank you. I’ ll have some orange juice.

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