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THE FUTURE TENSE FUTURE SIMPLE FUTURE CONTINUOUS FUTURE PERFECT FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS FUTURE SIMPLE Formula Subject + (will, shall)+ Base Form of Verb +Object For Example She will cook meal. Negative Subject + will not + BFV + Object For Example He will not go to Market. Interrogative Will + Subject + BFV + Object ? For Example Will they watch TV ? FUTURE SIMPLE The simple future is used to talk about the things which we cannot control. It expresses the future as fact. For Example: 1. We will know our exam results in May. We use this tense to talk about what we think or believe will happen in the future. For Example: 1. I think Pakistan will win the match. 2. I am sure he will get a first position. FUTURE SIMPLE As in the above sentences, we often use this tense with I think and I am sure. We also say I expect____, I believe_____, Probably_____, etc. We can use this tense when we decide to do something at the time of speaking. For Example: 1. It is raining. I will take an umbrella. 2. ‗Mr. Sinha is very busy at the moment.‘— ‗All right. I'll wait‘. FUTURE INTENTIONS Formula Subject + (am, is, are)+ GOING TO + BFV + Object For Example My mother is going to cook food. Negative Subject + (is, am , are) + NOT + GOING TO + BFV + O For Example He is not going to play cricket. Interrogative (Is, am , are) + Subject + Going to + BVF + O ? For Example Is he going to become a cricketer ? FUTURE INTENTIONS We use the going to form when we have decided to do something before talking about it. For Example: 1. ―Have you decided what to do ?‖— ―Yes. I am going to resign the job‖. 2. ―Why do you want to sell your motorbike?‖ – ―I am going to buy a car.‖ We also use the going to form to talk about what seems likely or certain, when there is something in the present which tells us about the future. For Example: 1. The boat is full of water. It is going to sink. FUTURE INTENTIONS The going to form may also express an action which is on the point of happening. For Example: 1. Let‘s get into train. It‘s going to leave. 2. Look! The cracker is going to explode. FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE Formula Subject + (will be, shall be)+ Base Form of Verb (ing) +Object For Example I will be leaving for Lahore on Monday. Negative Subject + (will/shall not be) + Base Form of Verb (ing) + Object. For Example She will not be joining us in English Language classes next month. Interrogative Will + Subject + be + BFV (ing) + Object ? For Example Will they be watching cricket match in stadium ? FUTURE CONTINUOUS We use the Future Continuous Tense to talk about actions which will be in progress at a time in the future. For Example: 1. I suppose it will be raining when we start. 2. This time tomorrow I will be sitting on the beach in Singapore. We also use this tense to talk about actions in the future which are already planned or which are expected to happen in the normal course of things. For Example: 1. I will be staying here till Sunday. 2. The post man will be coming soon. FUTURE PERFECT Formula Subject + (will have, shall have) + Past Participle + O For Example My team will have played the match. Negative Subject + (will/shall not have)+ Past Participle + O For Example He will not have gone there. Interrogative (Will/Shall) +Subject + Have + Past Participle + O ? For Example Will they have come earlier ? FUTURE PERFECT The Future Perfect Tense is used to talk about actions that will be completed by a certain future time. For Example: 1. I shall have written my exercise by then. 2. He will have left before you go to see him. 3. By the end of this month I will have worked here for five years. FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS Formula Subject + (will/shall have been ) + BFV (ing) + Since/For + O For Example My team will have been playing the match for six hours. Negative Subject + (will/shall not have been)+ BFV (ing) + Since/For + O For Example He will not have been living for several years in UK. Interrogative (Will/Shall) +Subject + Have Been + BFV (ing) + Since/For + O ? For Example Will they have been singing a song for five minutes ? FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS The Future Perfect Continuous tense is used for actions which will be in progress over a period of time that will end in the future. For Example: 1. By next March we shall have been living here for four years. 2. I‘ll have been teaching for twenty years next July.
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