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universidad veracruzana future forms there are many ways of talking about the future in english their use depends on how the future is seen is the future event planned or unplanned a schedule or a prediction future simple will bare infinitive usage 1 promises 2 unplanned actions spontaneous decisions 3 predictions based on experience or intuition 4 habits obstinate insistence usually habitual examples i will clean up my room i promise the telephone is ringing i will pick it up i think it will rain he will stay there for hours doing nothing be going to it is the most basic and common tense in the english language because of its easy form it is the best tense to start learning/teaching english tenses it is also an interesting tense because it can express both the present and the future in the below list there are 7 uses of this tense it s a lot but don t worry most of them are easy to understand use 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 facts generalizations and universal truths habits and routines permanent situations events that are certain to happen arrangements that we can t change e.g timetables official meetings state verbs e.g be have suppose know narrations e.g telling a joke instructions or commentaries
universidad veracruzana examples john lives in new york we play football every day you are really kind the meeting starts at 3 pm note apart from the above uses this tense is also used in zero conditional if it rains i go play football first conditional we won t get our pocket money if we don t pass this exam in sentences after when before till after as soon as before you leave please take the keys future continuous will be verb-ing we mainly use the future continuous to indicate that we will be in the middle of doing something in a specified time in the future there are also two other uses listed below usage 1 future actions in progress 2 guesses about the present or the future 3 polite questions about somebody s intention examples tomorrow at this time i will be taking my english language exam ben won t be eating the dinner now he usually eats it around noon will you be coming to the party tonight good to know if you want to learn about somebody s intentions you should always use the future continuous rather than the present simple using the future simple implies that you want to influence somebody s decision questions become much more objective if formed in the future continuous.
universidad veracruzana compare will you come home i want you to come home will you be coming home i just want to know future perfect will present perfect or will have past participle we use the future perfect tense to talk about actions that will be finished before some point in the future we also use this tense to express situations that will last for a specified period of time at a definite moment in the future the last use is to express certainty that an action was completed use 1 completion before a specified point in the future the first use of this tense is to talk about future actions that will be finished before some specified point in the future examples before they come we will have cleaned up the house john will have eaten the whole cake by the time the birthday party starts use 2 duration in the future another use of this tense is to talk about actions will last after a given point in the future examples by the next year i will have known monica for 30 years patrick will have lived in hong kong for 20 years by 2012 common time expressions that are commonly used with the future perfect by
universidad veracruzana by the time before by tomorrow/7 o clock/next month until/till use 3 certainty about the near past the last use is to express conviction that something happened in the near past examples the train will have left by now we have to look for another way to get there i m sure the train has left the guests will have arrived at the hotel by now i m sure the guests have arrived at the hotel future perfect continuous will present perfect continuous or will have been verb-ing we use the future perfect continuous tense to express situations that will last for a specified period of time at a definite moment in the future we also use this tense to express certainty about the cause of some future situation use 1 duration we use this tense to express situations that will last for a specified period of time at a definite moment in the future it is important that we expect these situations to last longer examples before they come we will have been cleaning the house for 5 hours by the next year ben and his wife will have been living together for 50 years common time expressions that are commonly used with the future perfect continuous:
universidad veracruzana by tomorrow 8 o clock this year month week next year month week use 2 cause english speakers also use this tense when they want to express certainty about the cause of some future situation examples by this time he will have been working for 12 hours so he will be very tired we will be making a rest stop in half an hour because you will have been driving the car for 6 hours by then.
universidad veracruzana exercises use the verbs in brackets in the correct future tenses use future simple going to example the weather nice on sunday to be answer the weather will be nice on sunday 1 the train 2 we 3 it at 11:45 to leave dinner at a nice restaurant on saturday to have in the mountains tomorrow evening to snow my friend to meet 4 on sunday at 8 o clock i 5 they 6 wait i 7 the english lesson 8 i to london on friday evening to fly you to the station to drive at 8:45 to start my sister in april to see in a few minutes to rain the door for you to open 9 look at the clouds it 10 listen there s someone at the door i
universidad veracruzana using the words in parentheses complete the text below with the appropriate tenses then click the check button to check your answers 1 sandra where is tim going to meet us marcus he wait for us when our train arrives i am sure he stand on the platform when we pull into the station sandra and then what marcus we pick 2 ted when we get to the party jerry watch drinks and beth dance time they won t be doing the same things 3 florence oh look at that mountain of dirty dishes who wash those all of tv sam make by herself robin maybe this michele up at work and go out to dinner jack i promise i do them when i get home from work florence thanks jack when you get home this evening that mountain will be gone and nice stacks of sparkling clean dishes sit in the cabinets.
universidad veracruzana answers key 1 leaves 2 are having 3 is going to snow 4 meeting 5 will fly 6 will drive 7 starts 8 seeing 9 is going to rain 10 will open 1 is going to wait will stand picking 2 will watch will drink will dance 3 is going to wash will do will sit