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Tenses - Part 3(Future Tense)


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There are a lot many confusions regarding rules. Different people have different rules, though most of them have many misconceptions. I am going to tell you about rules of forming sentences in each tense. To avoid boredom and tiredness, I will divide this into 3 parts - part 1, part 2 & part 3, each having different tenses.

This is the third part in which I am going to discuss about future tense first of all. I will first tell you the rules, then I will make the words clear to you more even by examples in sample usages.

1. Simple Future - This will describe an action which is going to start in some time.

Affirmative - Subject + will/shall + 1st form of verb.
Negative - Subject + will/shall + not + 1st form of verb.
Interrogative - Will/shall + subject + 1st form of verb?

2. Future Continuous - In this case, an action which will be continued in the future will be referred to.

Affirmative - Subject + will/shall + be + 1st form of verb + ing.
Negative - Subject + will/shall + not be + 1st form of verb + ing.
Interrogative - Will/shall + subject + be + 1st form of verb + ing?

3. Future Perfect - It talks about an action will be completed in the future time. It is more or less a work of prediction.

Affirmative - Subject + will/shall + have + 3rd form of verb.
Negative - Subject + will/shall not + have + 3rd form of verb.
Interrogative - Will/shall + subject + have + 3rd form of verb?


3. Future Perfect Continuous - It describes an action which will have started in either present or future but will continue to be done for probably a long time. It is more or less a work of prediction.


Affirmative - Subject + will/shall + have been + 1st form of verb + ing.
Negative - Subject + will/shall + have not been + 1st form of verb + ing.
Interrogative - Will/shall + subject + have been + 1st form of the verb + ing.

Now, lets look onto the samples.


Sample Usage

1. Simple Future

Affirmative

1. Arun will got to school.
2. Ramesh will go to see the match.

Negative

1. Sachin shall not go to school tomorrow.
2. She shall not get her papers back.

Interrogative

1. Will he make a note of it?
2. Will I leave the class?

2. Future Continuous

Affirmative

1. I will be performing on stage next month.
2. She will be writing a letter to my brother tomorrow.

Negative

1. Reena will not be watching the program tomorrow.
2. Anil shall not be having his tea tomorrow.

Interrogative

1. Will he be coming to my house tomorrow?
2. Shall he be going to coffee house tomorrow evening?

3. Future Perfect

Affirmative

1. He will have done the work.
2. He will have written his papers in the next Thursday.

Negative

1. He will not have gone tomorrow, he is here.
2. Shivang will not have found his pen, I am sure.

Interrogative

1. Will he have done the project by tomorrow morning?
2. Will Reeta have reached her home the next week?

3. Future Perfect Continuous

Affirmative

1. I will have been doing my homework in the evening.
2. I shall have been looking for her by tomorrow noon.

Negative

1. She will not have been studying in this school with me next year.
2. 5 units will have not been here tomorrow.

Interrogative

1. Will he have been leaving by this time the next Wednesday?
2. Will my mother have been cooking some nice food during this time of the day tomorrow?


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