Future simple

Discover the future simple of English verbs! Learn how to form it and how to use it with videos and many examples of sentences. In addition, have fun testing your knowledge of the future tense with printable worksheets and three levels of interactive exercises that you can find at the end of the lesson!

Notes

What is the future simple of verbs?
The future simple is used to talk about things that haven't happened yet.

We form it by adding the word will to the base form of a verb.

Let's learn and practice with this verb tense!

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Future simple - Videos with examples

Watch the videos and listen to the dialogue with examples of future simple!

"WHAT WILL YOU DO TOMORROW? I WILLSTUDY ENGLISH.

WHAT WILL YOU DO AFTER THAT? I WILL WATCH A FANTASY MOVIE. WHAT ABOUT YOU?

I WILL BE AT MY GRANDMA’S HOUSE AND I WILL HELP HER."

Future simple - Affirmative form

We form the future simple by adding WILL before the base form of the verb. Follow the structure PERSONAL PRONOUN + WILL + VERB (base form).

For example:

  • I WILL PLAY
  • YOU WILL PLAY
  • HE/SHE/IT WILL PLAY
  • WE WILL PLAY
  • YOU WILL PLAY
  • THEY WILL PLAY

 

Download the printableworksheet below and practise with the affirmative form of the future tense!

Future simple - Negative form

To make negative sentences we use WILL and then we add NOT. Follow this structure: PERSONAL PRONOUN + WILL NOT/WON'T + VERB (base form).

Take a look at the table and discover how to make the negative form of the verb "play":

Long formContracted form
I WILL NOT PLAYI WON'T PLAY
YOU WILL NOT PLAYYOU WON'T PLAY
HE/SHE/IT WILL NOT PLAYHE/SHE/IT WON'T PLAY
WE WILL NOT PLAYWE WON'T PLAY
YOU WILL NOT PLAYYOU WON'T PLAY
THEY WILL NOT PLAYTHEY WON'T PLAY

 

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Future simple - Interrogative form

To ask questionswith the future simple we have to follow this structure: WILL + PERSONAL PRONOUN + VERB (base form) + ?.

Here is a table with the interrogative form of the verb "play":

WILLPERSONAL PRONOUNVERB
WILLIPLAY ?
WILLYOUPLAY ?
WILLHE/SHE/ITPLAY ?
WILLWEPLAY ?
WILLYOUPLAY ?
WILLTHEYPLAY ?

 

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