The simple future tense
in English talks about
events in the future.  

You can use it to make
plans, give predictions,
or discuss future
actions. It is formed in
two ways:

1.  Will
2.  Going to

Subject  +  Will  +  Base Verb

  • I will go to the park.
  • She will play soccer later.
  • They will work tomorrow.

Always use a base verb after will.
  • Simple Present: She goes.
  • Simple Future: She will go.

You can use contractions with will to create the future tense:
  • I'll
  • you'll
  • He'll
  • She'll
  • It'll
  • We'll
  • They'll

Here are some examples:
  • He'll work late tonight.
  • They'll watch the movie tomorrow.
  • I'll leave next week.

Going to

You can also use "going to" to create the future tense. This is
the structure.

Subject  +  BE  +  Going to  +  Base Verb

  • I am going to cook dinner tonight.
  • She is going to study at 7 pm.
  • They are going to play a game.

Make sure the verb to be agrees with the subject.  
  • He is going to dance.
  • We are going to drive.

So, now you can see there are two ways to make the future
tense in English. You can use them both. You will also need
future time phrases. These are some of the most common:
  • Tomorrow
  • Next (next week, next time, next year, etc.)
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links below to test your ability with the simple past:

Simple Future Test

Simple Future Test 2

Simple Future

Grammar Lessons
Would you like to practice the simple future with a
listening exercise? Try this video:

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