ELLLO Beginner English Lesson 3-04

Future Tense

Watch these videos to learn how to use the future tense.

Will for Future Tense

Point 1: We use will to talk about things happening in the future.
  1. I will see you tomorrow.
  2. The meeting will start soon.
  3. She will not be here next week.
  4. It will not be be easy to pass the exam
Point 2: The negative form of will is will not, but we often contract will not to won't in spoken English. However, do not use contractions in formal writting.
  1. We won't have enough money.
  2. She won't get home until six.
  3. The test won't be easy.
  4. I won't travel this year.
Point 3: We often use will to express a future action that is immediate or random. For planned actions we often use going to or the present continuous.
  • Who will be at the meeting?
  • Everyone will be there.
  • When will it end?
  • I will end at noon, just before lunch.
Point 4: We often use the contraction of will ('ll) in spoken English. However, do not use contractions in formal writting.
  1. I'll call you tomorrow.
  2. She'll be here soon.
  3. They'll give you call this week.
  4. Arnold always says, "I'll be back" in his movies.

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