Will + Probably - One Minute Grammar

Shantel / United Statesflaf

What are your plans for the weekend?

Hi. My name is Shantel and I'm from California, and today's question is, what are your plans for the weekend?

Well, I will probably go to a rugby game on Saturday, and I'm so excitedto see the Italian team play because I used to live in Italy. Since my friends are going to the rugby game with me, I might go to dinner with them after it. I probably won't stay out too late, because I have plans on Sunday morning to go hiking. If I get enough sleep Saturday night, I won't be tired Sunday morning and I can do a big hike. What about you? What are your plans for the weekend?

Grammar Notes

Point 1: We use the future with will to talk about possible plans. There is a lack of certainty.
  1. I’ll probably go to Haiti next vacation.
  2. I think I’ll fly next time I come to see you.
  3. She'll probably be here tomorrow.
  4. We'll probably regret this.
Point 2: We often use such as maybe, I think, probably, possibly, I guess etc with this structure.
  1. Maybe I’ll stay home and watch sport.
  2. I guess I’ll just get fast food.
  3. I think I will go home.
  4. I probably will not have dinner.
Point 3: We can use may in place of will. It is used without an expression of possibility or probability.
  1. I may go to bed early tonight.
  2. It may rain tonight.
  3. We may have to work tomorrow.
  4. They may be late.
Point 4: We can use shall in place of will. It is more common in British English than American English.
  1. I think I shall go out this weekend.
  2. We shall see!
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