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Future simple

I will do
The future simple tense is often called will, because we make the future simple tense with the modal auxiliary will.


It is used to express an action, which has not occurred yet and will occur after saying or in future.
  • A month from now she will be a qualified nurse. (Projecting ourselves into the future and looking back at a completed action.)
  • We'll give you help with your language. (Willingness)
  • We're going to spend Christmas together.  (Plans and intentions)
  • Your bus leaves at 9 pm. (Time-tabled events)
  • You are to come home from school early tomorrow. (Obligation)
  • It’s time to go home. (An action or event that will take place immediately or very soon)
  • There will be rain in Chicago tomorrow. (Simple prediction)
  • I'm meeting Jim at the bus stop. (Arrangements)
  • I think it's going to snow! (Prediction based on present evidence)
  • This time next week I'll be on holiday. (An action in progress in the future)
  • You'll be seeing Peter at work tomorrow, won't you? (An action or event that is a matter of routine)

We can use the future simple tense even if we have a firm plan or decision before speaking.

  • I'll be in Nottingham tomorrow.


  • I'm going shopping, I will not be very long.
  • We will not help you when you get home.
  • I will not be able to see you tomorrow.
  • He won't like you if you feed his chickens.
  • She will not leave you even if you get another girlfriend.


  • Will you be at home tomorrow?
  • Will you have dinner with me?
  • Will I have to come to work tomorrow?
  • Will she or will she not fall in love with me?
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