Simple Future Tense

(also called Future Simple)


The Simple Future is a very common tense in English. You should understand it, and know it well.

What's next?

  1. Read and understand the following explanations and examples

  2. Read and understand the Rules

  3. Practice, practice, practice with the Exercises

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How do We Use the this Tense?

Here are the different usages of this tense:


Note: we don't usually use "will" to talk about future plans.
To talk about future plans we use "going to" or the Present Progressive.

For example:
  • Tomorrow morning we are going to visit grandma.
or
  • Tomorrow morning we are visiting grandma.

For more data on the different ways you can express the future tense in English read the Using the Future Tense in English article.

Make sure you also read:

Examples of Typical Time Expressions


Future actions or future states
(not plans) 

(The verbs are in bold)


Next week she will be five years old.

a girl with a doll



The drink will chill soon.

a hot cup of coffee



I hope they will have a happy family.

a bride and a groom




He will probably hit that ball.

a man playing ping pong



He will not survive in space without air.

a man in space


She will not finish soon.

a lady with a lot of work




Promises or intentions


I will clean my room later.

a kid playing marbles




I will win this game!

a boy playing baseball




Yes, I will come!

a lady on the phone



Sure, I will help you.

a nice secretary




Will you go out with me?

a guy asking a girl out


He will not do it.

an unwilling man


Examples of
Typical Time Expressions

  • Tomorrow
  • Next week
  • Soon
  • Later
  • In the future

Practice reading, writing and speaking in the Simple Future Tense. Download the English Grammar Stories and Exercises Series.

English Grammar Stories and Exercises

Boy writing happily


What's Next?

  1. If you want, you can REREAD the previous explanations and examples

  2. Read and understand the Rules

  3. Practice, practice, practice with the Exercises

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