Simple future tense | Meaning | Uses | Positive and negative sentences | Examples

Simple future tense is a part of future tense. Future tense is used to reflect an action that will occur in future.

What is simple future tense?

Simple future tense indicates an action or event that will occur or happen in the future. It describes an action that will happen in near or far future after said by the speaker.

It also refers to a time later than now, and expresses facts or certainty. There is no attitude in this case.

Structure of the sentence

Main verb: Base or 1st form of verb.

Auxiliary verb: “will”

The formula for simple future tense is will + [root form of verb]. It doesn’t matter if the subject is singular or plural, the formula for the simple future tense doesn’t change.

Uses of simple future tense

  • It is used to express willingness. For example: She’ll do the washing up.
  • To predict a future event. For example: I will go school tomorrow.
  • With you, to give orders. For example: You will do exactly what she says.
  • It is also used with I or We, to express a spontaneous decision. For example: I’ll pay for the laptop by credit card.
  • Simple future tense is also used in a negative form to express unwillingness. For example: The gill won’t eat her sandwich.

Positive sentences

Subject+ Auxiliary verb+ main verb + Object.

Subject+ will+ Base or 1st form of verb+  Object.

For example:

  • She will come here tomorrow.
  • He will send me a mail.
  • He will marry her next year.
  • I will give her a nice gift.

Negative sentences

Subject+ Auxiliary verb+ NOT+ main verb+ Object.

Subject+ will+ NOT+ base form of verb+ Object.

For example:

  • They will not play football.
  • He will not help you.
  • She will not come to college.
  • I will not study this book.

Hence, These are some of the examples of Simple future tense. You can use this information mentioned above while framing sentences.

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