We can describe future tense for the sentences whose action will happen/ hasn’t happened yet. The four types of future tense are discussed below.
Simple Future Tense
This is used in the sentences where the action will take place at some time in the future.
|Structure: Subject + Will/ Shall + Verb 1 (V1) + Object|
- I shall meet you tomorrow.
- He will play Cricket in the evening.
- Martin will complete his studies in 2020.
- They will go on a world tour next month.
- We shall be late to the show.
Tips: Sentences that contain the words tomorrow, next week, soon, later, after, etc. can use Future tense.
|When are will and shall used?
Traditionally, Shall is used with the first person pronouns (I and We) and Will is used with the second and third-person pronouns (he, she, It and they). However, when expressing something certain, will can be used with the first person pronouns and shall can be used with the second and third-person pronouns.
– We will not tolerate such behavior.
– They shall go to the Museum.
Future Continuous Tense
|Structure: Subject + Will/ shall + be + verb 1 + ing + Object|
This is expressed in sentences that show an action that will be going on at some time in the future.
- I will be playing a game at 8 PM tonight.
- Tom will be visiting India in January next year.
- I shall be writing an essay for an examination at this time tomorrow.
Future Perfect Tense
|Structure: Subject + will/shall + have + Verb 3 (V3) + Object|
Sentences that denote the actions that will be completed by a certain time in the future use the future perfect tense.
- We will have seen that film by tomorrow night.
- Sasha will have gone to London by June next year.
- I will have got a job by the end of the year.
- She will have reached there by midnight.
- I will have finished the work by this time tomorrow.
Future Perfect Continuous Tense
|Structure: Subject + will/ shall + have been + Verb 1 + ing + object|
If an action is projected to be in progress over a period of time, we can use this perfect continuous tense in that sentence.
- I will have been working in this organization for two years by the end of June this year.
- Monika will have been pursuing her research for one year by December 2019.
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To learn about present tense, click here.
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