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Future Tense


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1.Future Indefinite or Future Simple Tense:

Form:

(a)In this tense ‘will’ or ‘shall’ is used with the first form of the verb.
(b)In negative sentences, ‘will not’ (won’t) or ‘shall not’ (shan’t) is used before the first form of the verb.
(c)In interrogative sentences, ‘will’ or ‘shall’ is used before the subject.
(d)‘Shall’ is ordinarily used, when first person pronouns-I and We- are the subjects and ‘will’ is used with all other Subjects.

Uses of Future Indefinite or Future Simple Tense:

(a)To express an action which will take place under normal conditions in the future.


2.Future Continuous Tense:

Form:

(a)In this tense, with ‘I’ and ‘We’ as subjects ‘shall be’ is ordinarily used and with all other subjects ‘will be’ is used.
(b)The first form of the verb with ‘ing’ added to it used.
(c)In negative sentences, ‘will not be’ (won’t be) or ‘shall not be’ (shan’t be) is used.
(d)In interrogative sentences, ‘Will’ or ‘Shall’ is used before the subject.

Uses of Future Continuous Tense:

(a)To express an action which will be going on at some time in the future.
(b)To indicate an action or event which is expected to take place in the future under normal circumstances.


3.Future Perfect Tense:

Form:

(a)Third form of the verb follows ‘will have’ or ‘shall have’.
(b)In negative sentences, ‘will not have’ (won’t have) or ‘shall not have’ (shan’t have) is used with the third form of the verb.
(c)In interrogative sentences, ‘will’ or ‘shall’ is used before the subject and ‘have’ is used after the subject.

Uses of Future Perfect Tense:

(a)To denote the completion of some action at some point of time in the future.


4.Future Perfect continuous Tense:

Form:

(a)In this tense ‘will have been’ or ‘shall have been’ is used after the subject, according to the need of the subject.
(b)‘Ing’ is added to the first form of the verb.
(c)In negative sentences, ‘will not (or won’t) have been’ or ‘shall not (shan’t) have been’ is used.
(d)In interrogative sentences, ‘will’ or ‘shall’ is used before the subject.
(e)For a point of time, ‘since’ is used and for a period of time ‘for’ is used.

Uses of Future Perfect Continuous Tense:

(a)To indicate an action which will have been going on at some point in the future for some period of time.


Sample Usage

Examples:


1.Future Indefinite or Future Simple Tense:

(a)I shall perform my duty.
(b)I shall not perform my duty.
(c)Shall I perform my duty?
(d)Shall I not perform my duty?
(e)It will rain tonight.


2.Future Continuous Tense:

(a)The sun will be rising in the east.
(b)The sun will not (won’t) be rising in the east.
(c)Will the sun be rising in the east?
(d)Will the sun not be rising in the east?
(e)We shall be playing in the park at this time tomorrow.
(f)The guests will be reaching here in an hour.


3.Future Perfect Tense:

(a)He will have sold the car.
(b)He will not have sold the car.
(c)Will he have sold the car?
(d)Will he have not sold the old car?
(e)He will have passed this examination in three months.


4.Future Perfect Continuous Tense:

(a)Asha will have been living here for many years.
(b)Asha will not have been living here for many years.
(c)Will Asha have been living here for many years?
(d)Will Asha not have been living here for many years?
(e)The teacher will have been teaching for an hour before you enter the class.



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