Form: will VERB
I will call you tonight.
will not VERB or won't VERB
She won't tell you the answer unless you give her something.
Use the simple future for 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 walk home)
Use 2: Use the simple future to make a
When we make guesses about what will happen, we use:
I think he'll be late as usual.
I suppose he will extend the deadline.
I'm sure she'll need a new car.
I bet it won't work.
Fran will probably be a few minutes late.
When asking what someone
thinks, we use: do you think...will
you think it will cost much?
How much do you think it will cost?
you think she will do when she finds out?
do you think we will get their
How do 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 refreshments?
Andrew: I'll bring beer!
Ali: And I'll
bake some cookies.
I'll call the doctor tomorrow. I promise.
Form: will be VERBing
John is taking time off in August, and we're heading up to our cottage in Vermont.
(use with already
arranged future plans)
will be waiting at the baggage claim area when
Negative Form: will not be VERBing
or won't be VERBing
won't be waiting for you when you get back.
Use: Use the
future continuous for actions that will be happening at a certain time in the
They will be showing the movie by
the time you arrive.
I will be staying at my
summer cottage if you need me.
For future plans,
use the present continuous or "going to":
nursing department is going to expand into a new building
sometime. (use with intention of doing future plans)
are you going on vacation? We're
not going anywhere. We don't have enough money this year. (use with
already arranged future plans)