The Future Tense

Simple Future Tense

The simple future tense is used:

  1. To show the future action that has been planned.


  • I shall go to the market tomorrow morning.
  • They will visit their parents next weekend.

Note “shall is usually used with ‘I” and “We”.

“Will” is usually used with “you”, “she”. “it”, “they “and other subjects.

  1. The going to form shows actions that have been planned and are likely to happen in the future.
  • Janet  is going to paint the fence at 8 am
  • It is going to rain soon.
  • Oil prices are going to rise next year.




Fill in the blanks with the future tense form of the verbs given in brackets.

  1. School holidays will be coming to an end. The school (open) _________1____ on Monday, 12 June. The administrator office (open) _______2___ at 9 am on that day too. Students (register) _________3___ for the term’s classes from 9.30 am to 1 pm. All residential students (check in) _____________4____ to their hostel on Sunday, 11 June. They (clean) _______5_____ their rooms on the same day. It will be busy first few days until everyone is sorted out.


  1. Taking care of Mother Nature has never been important than it is today. As the Earth’s population increases, people (need) ________1____ more space to build hous4es, school and factories. There (be) ______2____ more mouths to feed. People (cut) _____3_______down our forests to clear land for agriculture. These forests are homes to many wild animals (face) _________4_____ extinction and (vanish) _____________5____ soon if we do not take steps to protect them. We should act now before it is too late.




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