Future Simple

Future Simple Short Explanation

The Future Simple is used to say what we think will happen. It is a bit like a prediction in future. The Future Simple is never used to express our arrangement or our intention. Let's see the following examples :
  • He will not pass the test. He never reads books.
  • According to the forecast It will rain tomorrow.
The Future Simple is also used when we decide to do something at the time of speaking. Let's see the following examples :
  • "Can you hear somebody knock at the door?" "Yes. I'll open the door, then." ( He/she decides to open the door at the time of speaking.)
  • "Look at the sky. It's cloudy." "I'll get a raincoat." 
The Future Simple is often used with these words : probably, expect, sure, think. Let's see the following examples :
  • I'll probably be late this evening, Babe.
  • Please, meet my sister, Helen. I'm sure you'll like her.
  • expect I'll win the lottery.
  • think Barca will beat Real Madrid this evening.

Note : 'Shall' can be used to replace 'will'. 'Shall' can be used only for subject 'I' and 'we'. 

Future Simple Exercises

In this exercise you have to decide whether  the Future Simple is true or false. Let's see the examples first!
  • will play tennis on Monday. (false) In this sentence 'will' is used to express arrangement. So, it's wrong.
  • You will know the results of the entrance test tomorrow. (true) In this sentence 'will' is used to say what will happen in future. So, it's correct.
1. I will go to the party next Saturday night. 
2. I'm sure he will win the match.
3. A: What's your plan for your next vacation?
    B: We will go to Grand Cayman next month.
4. You don't have to ask me. I'll give you anything you want from me.
5. Hurry up. We'll miss the plane.

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