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Simple Future Tense. There are two forms to express future tense Will + simple form of the verb Ex. I will see her at five. Be + going to + simple form of the verb Raman is going to sign up for ESL 182RW next week. Yes/No Questions. Move the “will” to the front of the subject.

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Simple future tense
Simple Future Tense

  • There are two forms to express future tense

  • Will + simple form of the verb

  • Ex. I will see her at five.

  • Be + going to + simple form of the verb

  • Raman is going to sign up for ESL 182RW next week.


Yes no questions
Yes/No Questions

  • Move the “will” to the front of the subject.

  • Ex. Vicki will teach ESL 182RW next semester.

  • Will Vicki teach ESL 182RW next semester?


Yes no questions be going to
Yes/ No Questions“Be” + Going To

  • Move the “be” verb to the front of the subject for the going to form

  • Ex. Vicki is going to teach ESL 182RW next semester.

  • Is Vicki going to teach ESL 182 RW next semester?


Wh questions
Wh-Questions

  • Move the wh-question word to the front of the yes/no question form.

  • Ex. Will Vicki teach ESL 182RW next semester?

  • When will Vicki teach ESL 182RW next semester?


Wh questions be going to
Wh-QuestionsBe + Going To

  • Move the wh-question word to the front of the yes/no question form.

  • Ex. Is Vicki going to teach ESL 182RW next semester?

  • When is Vicki going to teach ESL 182 RW next semester?


Negatives
Negatives

  • Add not between will and the verb.

  • Vicki will not teach ESL 182RW next semester.

  • Add not after the “be” form of the verb in the be +going to form

  • Vicki is not going to teach ESL 182RW next semester.


Will

  • Indicates promise, determination, volunteer action, prediction or inevitability for the future

  • Helen’s money will disappear. (prediction)

  • We’ll need a bigger classroom.(inevitability)

  • I’ll spend your money carefully! (promise)

  • Karl will get an “A” in this class.(determination)


Be going to
Be + Going To

  • Used for prediction and inevitability, but not promise volunteered action or determination.

  • Crystal is going to meet a tall, handsome man. (prediction)

  • We’re going to need more laptops. (inevitability)






Simple present meaning the future
Simple Present (meaning the future) the question form.

  • Simple present has a future meaning in subordinate (dependent) clauses that express time and condition with these words.

  • TIME

  • when, whenever, while as (=while), until, before, after, as soon as, by the time

  • Ex. When Karl finishes the dishes, he and his wife will watch TV.

  • CONDITION

  • if, unless, in case Ex. In case you need me, I’ll be in my office.


Simple present future meaning
Simple Present (Future Meaning) the question form.

  • Will or “be + going to” is used in the main clauses of a future tense sentence that contains a dependent clause if time or condition. The main clause determines the tense of the whole sentence. Will is most commonly used.

  • Ex. When the ceremony is over, Yone and Jia will leave for their honeymoon.


Simple present future meaning1
Simple Present (Future Meaning) the question form.

  • The simple present has a future meaning with certain specific verbs that indicate a scheduled event.

  • start, begin, end, open, close, arrive, leave, take off, get to, land, rise, set

  • Ex. The wedding begins at 2:00 next Saturday.


Present continuous future meaning
Present Continuous(Future Meaning) the question form.

  • Present continuous is used for a planned future event or action. It is generally interchangeable with the “be + going to” form.

  • Ex. I’m driving to the mall later this afternoon.

  • The present continuous is not used for the future with verbs such as rain, snow, get sick, or die because these are not planned events and also not used with non-action verbs.


Present continuous future
Present Continuous(Future) the question form.

  • In the negative, the present continuous indicates:

  • the negative of a plan for the future.

  • Ex. Tobey’s not coming to class tomorrow.

  • Refusal

  • Ex. I’m not giving you the answers to the quiz!

  • When the present continuous means in the future, some indication of time is given in either the sentence or the context. Ex. What are you doing tomorrow?


Present continuous future1
Present Continuous(Future) the question form.

  • The present continuous is oftern used in subordinate(dependent ) clauses that express time and condition with these words:

  • when, while, as (=while), until, by the time, if, unless, in case

  • Ex. Whenever Helen is doing her homework, Grace will watch and take notes.


Present continuous future2
Present Continuous(Future) the question form.

  • Will or “be+ going to” is used in the main clause of sentences with dependent clauses of time or condition.

  • Sometimes the present continuous is used in the main clause when time is mentioned.

  • Ex. We’re talking about simple present tomorrow while we are working in groups.


Future tense
Future Tense the question form.

  • More explanations:

  • http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplefuture.html


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