Future Simple

We use the Future Simple to talk about decisions to do something made at the time of speaking, and when making predictions. If you would like to learn more about this tense, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to look around, learn, and practice.

future simple

We use the Future Simple to talk about:

- DECISIONS TO DO SOMETHING AT THE TIME OF SPEAKING

He will call you tomorrow.


I won’t come to the meeting tomorrow.


Will you have some free time later to discuss the project?

* NOTE: Do not use will to talk about what you have already decided or
planned to do. For this we us Present Continuous or going to.

I’m going skiing this weekend. (not: I will go skiing)

They are going to get married this spring. (not: They will get married)

- MAKING PREDICTIONS

I think they’ll offer Joe the position of supervisor, he’s been here the longest.


Jeff won’t be happy when he sees what you’ve done to his car.

* NOTE: We can also use going to to make
predictions.


Jeff isn’t going to be happy when he sees what you’ve done to his car.

Affirmative

I/you/we/they/he/she/it will/’ll call/see/go etc .
Negative
I/you/we/they/he/she/it will not/won’t/’ll
not
call/see/go etc .
Questions
Will I/you/we/they/he/she/it call/see/go etc ?

* NOTE: Negative questions are also possible. We generally use them to show surprise,
disbelief, or shock.

Won’t you be here tomorrow?