Simple Future Tense: Definition and Useful Examples in English 1

Simple Future Tense: Definition and Useful Examples in English

The simple future tense in English and simple future examples. Learn the definition and how to form simple future tense with useful examples and ESL printable infographics.

Simple Future Tense

Simple Future Definition

The Simple Future tense is used when we plan or make a decision to do something. Nothing is said about the time in the future.

Forming Simple Future Tense

Positive Statements | Simple Future

SUBJECTWILLVERBREST OF THE SENTENCE
Iwillreadthe story book tomorrow.
Youwillreadthe story book tomorrow.
Hewillreadthe story book tomorrow.
Tomwillreadthe story book tomorrow.
The boywillreadthe story book tomorrow.
Shewillreadthe story book tomorrow.
Annawillreadthe story book tomorrow.
The girlwillreadthe story book tomorrow.
Wewillreadthe story book tomorrow.
Youwillreadthe story book tomorrow.
Theywillreadthe story book tomorrow.
The childrenwillreadthe story book tomorrow.

 

SUBJECTAM / IS / ARE GOING TOVERBREST OF THE SENTENCE
Iam going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
Youare going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
Heis going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
Tomis going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
The boyis going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
Sheis going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
Annais going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
The girlis going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
Weare going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
Youare going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
Theyare going toreadthe story book tomorrow.
The childrenare going toreadthe story book tomorrow.

Notice how we use ‘will’ or ‘going to’ and the verb in the base form for all subjects.

Negative Statements | Simple Future

SUBJECTWILL NOTVERBREST OF THE SENTENCE
Iwill notplayfootball next week.
Youwill notplayfootball next week.
Hewill notplayfootball next week.
Tomwill notplayfootball next week.
The boywill notplayfootball next week.
Shewill notplayfootball next week.
Annawill notplayfootball next week.
The girlwill notplayfootball next week.
Wewill notplayfootball next week.
Youwill notplayfootball next week.
Theywill notplayfootball next week.
The childrenwill notplayfootball next week.

 

SUBJECTAM / IS / ARE

NOT GOING TO

VERBREST OF THE SENTENCE
Iam not going toplayfootball next week.
Youare not going toplayfootball next week.
Heis not going toplayfootball next week.
Tomis not going toplayfootball next week.
The boyis not going toplayfootball next week.
Sheis not going toplayfootball next week.
Annais not going toplayfootball next week.
The girlis not going toplayfootball next week.
Weare not going toplayfootball next week.
Youare not going toplayfootball next week.
Theyare not going toplayfootball next week.
The childrenare not going toplayfootball next week.

Notice how we use ‘will not’ or ‘not going to’ and the verb in the base form for all subjects.

Interrogative Statements / Questions | Simple Future

WILLSUBJECTVERBREST OF THE SENTENCE
WillIgoto Paris next month?
Willyougoto Paris next month?
Willhegoto Paris next month?
WillTomgoto Paris next month?
Willthe boygoto Paris next month?
Willshegoto Paris next month?
WillAnnagoto Paris next month?
Willthe girlgoto Paris next month?
Willwegoto Paris next month?
Willyougoto Paris next month?
Willtheygoto Paris next month?
Willthe childrengoto Paris next month?

 

AM / IS / ARESUBJECTGOING TOVERBREST OF THE SENTENCE
AmIgoing togoto Paris next month?
Areyougoing togoto Paris next month?
Ishegoing togoto Paris next month?
IsTomgoing togoto Paris next month?
Isthe boygoing togoto Paris next month?
Isshegoing togoto Paris next month?
IsAnnagoing togoto Paris next month?
Isthe girlgoing togoto Paris next month?
Arewegoing togoto Paris next month?
Areyougoing togoto Paris next month?
Aretheygoing togoto Paris next month?
Arethe childrengoing togoto Paris next month?

Simple Future Tense Chart

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