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  • This is Everyday Grammar.

  • I'm Alice Bryant.

  • Today we are talking about the simple future verb tense, also called the future simple.

  • We use the simple future to talk about things that have not happened yet.

  • This verb tense has two different forms in English.

  • "Will" and "going to" we sometimes call them "will-future" and "going to-future."

  • We use the will future to express a voluntary action or offer, like this.

  • Are you hungry?

  • I will make dinner.

  • We also use the will-future to express a promise, like this.

  • I will call you when I get home.

  • We can use going to-future to express a plan, like this.

  • Addy is going to start singing lessons next month.

  • Both the will-future and going to-future can be used for making predictions.

  • Predictions are guesses about what might happen in the future.

  • Listen to these examples.

  • The film will win the award for Best Picture.

  • The film is going to win the award for best picture.

  • Now, let's talk about how to form questions using the simple future verb tense.

  • Listen to this question.

  • Will you be there by 7pm?

  • Notice how the position of the subject you and auxiliary verb will has been switched.

  • And finally, we form the negative by using the word not, like this.

  • No, I will not be there by 7pm.

  • And that's Everyday Grammar.

This is Everyday Grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: The Simple Future

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