Future Simple

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

How do we form Future Simple?



Yes/No Question


no differences

I will speak.

They will fix it.

I will not speak.

They won’t fix it.

Will I speak?

Will they fix it?

Who will talk?

When will they fix it?

How do we use the Simple Future Tense?

No Plan

We use the simple future tense when there is no plan or decision to do something before we speak. We make the decision spontaneously at the time of speaking. Look at these examples:

  • Hold on. I‘ll get a pen.

  • We will see what we can do to help you.

  • Maybe we‘ll stay in and watch television tonight.

In these examples, we had no firm plan before speaking. The decision is made at the time of speaking.

We often use the simple future tense with the verb to think before it:

  • think I’ll go to the gym tomorrow.

  • think I will have a holiday next year.

  • I don’t think I’ll buy that car.


We often use the simple future tense to make a prediction about the future. Again, there is no firm plan. We are saying what we think will happen. Here are some examples:

  • It will rain tomorrow.

  • People won’t go to Jupiter before the 22nd century.

  • Who do you think will get the job?


When the main verb is be, we can use the simple future tense even if we have a firm plan or decision before speaking. Examples:

  • I‘ll be in London tomorrow.

  • I’m going shopping. I won’t be very long.

  • Will you be at work tomorrow?

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