Simple Future tense is one of the 4 sub-tenses of Past Tense. Simple Future tense refers to those actions which have not occurred and are planned to be carried out in future. These tense uses modal auxiliary (helping verbs) verbs like will/shall and avoids the forms of verb which end with –ed and –s. It can be differentiated from other sub-tenses through understanding of their structure.
The structures of the Simple Future Tense with examples are as follows:
1. Sub + shall/will + v1 + obj. (Affirmative i.e. Positive Sentences)
- She will study from tomorrow.
- I will go to meet my best friend.
2. Sub + shall/will + not + v1 + obj. (Negative Sentences)
- She will not study from tomorrow.
- I will not go to meet my best friend.
3. Shall/Will + sub + v1 + obj? (Positive Interrogative)
- Will she study from tomorrow?
- Will I go to meet my best friend?
4. Shall/Will + sub + not + v1 + obj? (Negative Interrogative)
- Will she not study from tomorrow?
- Will I not go to meet my best friend?
5. Wh-word + shall/will + sub + v1 + obj? (Wh-Question)
- When will she study?
- Whom shall I go to meet?
Where Simple Future Tense is used?
Simple Future Tense is used to make promises and predictions.
- I promise I will never leave your side.
- Please, promise that you will always love me.
- It will snow today.
- The situation will become complex.
- The political condition of the country will improve.
Simple Future Tense is used with unplanned actions and habits.
- Don’t panic! The fire has been controlled by fire workers.
- He will become happy if I give him a chocolate.
- I will get scolding if I litter the ground.
- They will always party on Friday.
- Don’t worry! Army has come to our rescue.
Simple Future Tense is used with intentions, hope and expectations.
- I think I will be a lecturer.
- I expect it won’t snow tomorrow.
- He hopes to complete his assignment.
- I dream to build an old age home.
- I think I will help a lot of needy people.