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Future tenses explanation


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Future tenses explanation

  1. 1.  We use the present continuous to talk about things we have arranged to do in the future Cesar won’t be at school tomorrow because he is having an appointment to his doctor
  2. 2.  We use the going to future to talk about things that we have personally decided to do in the future Gisela doesn’t feel well, so she is going to stay at home
  3. 3.  We use the will future to make offers, promises and predictions As soon as I save enough money I will bu ya new car
  4. 4.  We use the future continuous to talk about actions in progress in the future This time next week we will be enjoying our vacations
  5. 5.  We use the future perfect simple to talk about completed actions in the future By the time I get to the school, the teacher will have gone
  6. 6.  We use the present simple to talk about future events that are part of schedule or time table The bus to tijuana leaves at 5:00 pm
  7. 7.  We use the future perfect continuous to say how long future actions will have been in progress By the time I finish the school, I will have been studying english for 5 years
  8. 8.  Reference Paul A davies Et all, FCE result, student’s book page 13