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2 Objectives 1.You will demonstrate how to form Simple Future Tense. 2.You will identify that The Simple Future Tense has two different forms in English: "will" and "be going to. 3.You will identify the function of The Simple Future Tense. 4.You will write a paragraph about a future event you plan.

3 Simple Future Tense Developed by Ivan Seneviratne

4 Future Time In English the Future Time is expressed in a number of ways. This tense is always formed with will or be going to followed by the main verb. The future tense is used to tell about events which will happen from now on. The helping verb “will or "be going to”

5 What is the structure?  The auxiliary verb "will" is used with all persons to form the future tense.  The auxiliary verb “shall" is only used with “I or We.”  The base form of the main verb is always used.  For negative sentences "not" is added between the auxiliary verb "will" and the main verb.  For questions the auxiliary verb "will" comes before the subject. Subject+Auxiliary Verb +Root Verb Iwill/shallgoto the doctor tomorrow.

6 will vs. going to Although will and going to may seem similar, in fact there's a world of difference between them. Will is used to express spontaneous decisions, while going to - intentions. Example I will come back at 10 p.m. I am going to pas my driving test.

7 1. Uses of “Will” "Will" often suggests that a speaker will do something voluntarily. Similarly, we use "will not" or "won't" when we refuse to voluntarily do something. Often, we use "will" to respond to someone else's complaint or request for help. Example I will send you the information when I get it. Will you make dinner?

8 2. Uses of “Will” "Will" is usually used in promises. Example I will call you when I arrive.

9 3. Uses of "Be going to" "Be going to" expresses the idea that a person intends to do something in the future. It does not matter whether the plan is realistic or not. Example He is going to spend his vacation in Hawaii.

10 4. Uses of "Will" or "Be Going to" Both "will" and "be going to" can express the idea of a general prediction about the future. Predictions are guesses about what might happen in the future. Example The movie "Zenith" will win several Awards. The movie "Zenith" is going to win several Awards.

11 This presentation is developed by Ivan Seneviratne © 2007 purely for personal use.


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