English Grammar - Future Tense II


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Learn the Future Tense in English Grammar with this Learn English lesson from Language Open Learning.

This is the second part and shows you how to use the Future Continuous, Future Perfect, the Present Simple and how to use WILL and SHALL in the future meanings.

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English Grammar - Future Tense II

  1. 1. Future Tense 2Language Open Learning EnglishGrammar Guide
  2. 2. Future TenseFuture Continuous: The future tense is formed with: Will + be + ing form of the verb •This time tomorrow, I’ll be eating lunch on the planewww.LanguageOpenLearning.com
  3. 3. Future TenseFuture continuous Is used to imagine an activity in progress in the future. Also used to compare what we are doing now to what we will be doing in the future •Where will you be living in five years time? Also for something that will definitely happen in the future•We’ll be holding a meeting soon, so we can decide thenwww.LanguageOpenLearning.com
  4. 4. Future Tense Future Perfect The form for this is: Will + have + past participle•By the time we get to the cinema, the film will have started This is used to look back from one point in the future to an earlier event. Often we use – by the time or by •By next week, I’ll have collected over $1,000 for charity This situation has not yet happened but by a certain time in the future it will have happenedwww.LanguageOpenLearning.com
  5. 5. Future Tense Present Simple Used to tell of events in the future based on a fixed timetable or calendar •The plane leaves at 12.00pm •Our teacher retires next year Words used with this include: When, after, before, unless, in case, as soon as, until, by the time, the next time•When I see her again, I’ll tell her the news. •As soon as we’re ready, we’ll call you. •Let’s run home before it rains. •Please wait here until your name is called. www.LanguageOpenLearning.com
  6. 6. Future TenseWill and shall When a verb has a function – we use it for a purpose like promising or suggesting rather than referring to time Promise: Threat: •I’ll try as hard as I can. •Stop doing that or I’ll tell your parents. Decision made at time of Offer: speaking: •I’ll give you a life home in my car •Which one do you want? •Will you have some more coffee? •I’ll take the blue one. •Shall I open the door for you?www.LanguageOpenLearning.com
  7. 7. Future Tense Request: Suggestion:•Will you carry this bag for me? •Shall we play tennis?. Parting remark: •I’ll see you tomorrow.www.LanguageOpenLearning.com
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