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Future Tense (will/Going to)
Transcript of Future Tense (will/Going to)
The most common use of "will" is an auxiliary verb to show future time. It expresses a future fact or prediction. "WILL" "Will" for a prediction can be based more on an opinion than a fact or evidence. It is often found with expressions such as "I think...", "I hope...", "I'm sure...". "Will" is the most insecure! :
Predictions in a distant future
Instant decisions without planning before Uses of "Will" Examples:
"I will see you later."
"It will be cold and wet tomorrow, I'm afraid".
"Who do you think will win the match?
"Some day, I will be a millionaire".
"I hope you will come and visit me"
"I'm sure you will pass the exam" Example:
"I'm tired of trying to talk to Sarah. I won't call her again" Negative Form of "Will" The negative form is "will not" and also "won't" Structure
Will+subject+verb+complement Interrogative form of "Will" Examples:
Q:Will you help me with this?
A:Yes, I will
Q: Will you go to tonight's concert?
A: No, I won't. "Going to" can express a prediction based on a present fact. There is evidence now that something is sure to happen. We can see the future from the present. "Going to" "Going to" is used to express a future plan, decision or intention made before the moment of speaking. Examples:
"She is going to have a baby"
"That glass is going to fall" Examples:
"We are going to get married in the spring" Example:
"I am not going to give you homework for tonight". Negative form of "Going to" The future with "going to" in negative form, likewise, is used to express things we have decided not to do. Interrogative Form of "Going To" Are you going to take a holiday?
Is he going to watch TV this evening? NOW, WE ARE GOING TO PRACTICE!!