English Grammar

Future Tense

  • Simple future expresses a future action.
  • Future continuous shows what will be taking place at a particular future time.
  • Future perfect takes the future as the point from which it looks back at an earlier action.

The future of smart watches will depend on two things : their intuitive interfaces and multi-tasking.

Will here conveys a future idea.

Tense Meaning Example
Simple future Expresses a future action. I’ll leave at 8

I’ll/shall leave early.

Future continuous Shows what will be taking place at a particular future time. Tomorrow at this hour, I’ll be sitting on the sand enjoying my new “I’m watch” in the other side of the world.
Future perfect Takes the future as the point from which it looks back at an earlier action. By Saturday, I’ll have read this online-book in my high-resolution screen.

These are other ways to express future:

  • I’m going to buy a TV set = an intention.
  • I’m buying a new TV set = an definitive plan.
  • The plan arrives tomorrow at 6:00 = event on a definite schedule.
  • Inas is about to be the first real talking monkey in the world.

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