Form: will VERB
or 'll VERB
call you tonight.
OR I'll call
Form: will not
She won't tell
you the answer unless you give her something.
1: spontaneous decisions
(decide now without planning).
Do you want a ride home?
No, thanks. I'll
walk home. It's such a nice day. (just decided to
Use 2: make a
When we make guesses about what will happen, we use:
I think he'll
late as usual.
I suppose he
will extend the deadline.
I'm sure she'll
a new car.
I bet it won't
probably be a few minutes late.
When asking what someone thinks, we use:
do you think...will
think it will cost much?
How much do you think it will
do you think she will do when she finds out?
do you think we will get their offer?
you think Marcy will react when she sees the new color?
Use 3: Use the simple future to volunteer or promise
to do something.
Bruce: Who will bring
Andrew: I'll bring beer!
Ali: And I'll bake some
the doctor tomorrow. I promise.
Don't use the simple future for planned actions. Use the
present progressive or "going to":
John is taking time off in
August, and we're heading up
to our cottage in Vermont.
(use with already arranged future plans)
The nursing department is going to
expand into a new building sometime.
(use with intention of doing future plans)