Future Simple

Future Simple – simple (indefinite) future tense in English. Usually used to talk about the future or events (threats, warnings) that will definitely happen and that we cannot influence. Future Simple is the most common when talking about the future. Future Simple is formed using the auxiliary verb «will».

Future Simple
Signal wordsUseForm
  • I expect (I expect he’ll call this evening)
  • I wonder (I wonder what will happen)
  • I hope (I hope Dan will pass the exam)
  • Probably (I’ll probably be home late tonight)
  • predictions about the future (you think that sth will happen)
  • you decide to do sth. spontaneously at the time of speaking



will +infinitive

The general scheme of using the Future Simple on the example of the word – to help

I/You/We/They/He/She/It will helpI/You/We/They/He/She/It will not helpWill I/You/We/They/He/She/It  help?

For convenience, you can use the abbreviated form:

  • will not –  won’t
  • I willI’ll

When the Future Simple is used to describe assumptions about future actions, it is often used with verbs and expressions in the Present Simple: believe, think, expect, be afraid, be sure , as well as adverbs: probably, perhaps, certainly.


  • Will you make dinner?
  • I will not do your homework for you
  • I‘ll get you some coffee

The future tense can also be expressed through a construction – To be going to

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