The simple future tense is a verb conformation that helps us talk about things that haven’t happened yet, or will happen in the future.
We use this tense to talk about an action that will begin, and end, in the future. It doesn’t matter how far away the future is; it could be in 10 minutes or in 10 years! We still use this verb form.
Do you know how to use it? It’s easier than it seems!
First, it is important for you to know the root form of a verb. Let’s start with a very simple one!
The verb “do”. We know that it is an irregular verb and its past tense is “did”. Still, the root form of this verb is “do”.
Then, we look at the very simple formula:
The word [will] + [root form of verb]
Let’s try it!
I will do my Homework tomorrow.
It doesn’t matter if the subject is in plural, we use the same formula: The word will + root form of verb: They will do their homework tomorrow. My friends will do their homework tomorrow.
See? It’s super simple! Maybe that’s why it’s called the SIMPLE future tense!
There is another way to show that something will happen in the future! It follows the formula [am/is/are] + going to + [root form verb].
Let’s look at an example using the root form of the verb to learn: learn.
I am going to learn a new language.
She is going to learn a new language.
My brothers are going to learn with me.
In this case, when we have a plural, we just change the form in the subject from am or is to ARE. It’s super simple too!
The “going to” construction for the simple future is common in speech and casual writing. Keep in mind though that it’s more on the informal side, so it’s a good idea to stick to the will + [root form] construction if you want to be more formal.
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