The Future Tense
The Simple Future Tense
We use the simple future tense to show our intention or plan for a later time. In simple future tense we always use the base form of the verb. We also use the helping verb will before all verbs with all nouns and pronouns.
|Noun / Pronoun||Helping|
|Jane and I (we)||will||buy bread Iron the bakery|
|Donna (she)||wilt||stitch the dress at home.|
The Future Continuous Tense
We use the future continuous tense to express an action that will be going on at a certain time in the future. In the future continuous tense we use the words will be with all nouns and pronouns. In the future continuous tense we also use present participle form of the verb and add “ing’ at the end.
|Noun/ Pronoun||will be||verb + ing|
|Mark and I (we)||will be||going on a picnic tomorrow.|
|Cathy (she)||will be||cooking her famous dish tonight.|
|The actors (they)||will be||performing at the play next week.|
The Future Perfect Tense
we use the future perfect tense to talk about an action that will be completed in the future before the beginning of another event in the future. we use the words will have in the future perfect tense with all nouns and pronouns, followed by the past participle form of the verb.
|Third form of the verb|
|Aunt Gina (she)||will have||reached New York by next week.|
|Rodney||will have||bought the new car by tomorrow afternoon.|
|The teachers (they)||will have||checked the papers by tonight.|
The Future Perfect Continuous Tense
We use the future perfect continuous tense to talk about a continuous action that will begin in the future and continue up to a certain time in the future. We use the words will have been with all nouns and pronouns followed by the present participle form of the verb by adding ‘ing’ at the end.
|Noun/ Pronoun||will have been||verb + ing|
|I||will have been||studying at Alpine High School for eight years this fall.|
|Rick (he)||will have been||driving a truck for a year by December.|
|will have been||working at the studio for ten years by next August.|