Future Tense

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Future Tense by Mind Map: Future Tense

1. Simple Future                                                Has two different forms in English: "will" and "be going to."

2. Will                                                   Express predictions of the future that are based on ideas

2.1. [will + verb]

2.1.1. Example

2.1.1.1. You will help him later. Will you help him later? You will not help him later.

3. Be going to                                               To express an intension we have planned

3.1. [am/is/are + going to + verb]

3.1.1. You are going to meet Jane tonight. Are you going to meet Jane tonight? You are not going to meet Jane tonight.

4. Present continuous                                 To talk about future plans that are confirmed

4.1. [am/is/are + present participle]

4.1.1. You are watching TV. Are you watching TV? You are not watching TV.

5. Future Continuous                                Has two different forms: "will be doing " and "be going to be doing.

6. Will be                                                 [will be + present participle]

6.1. You will be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight. Will you be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight? You will not be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight.

7. Be going to be                     [am/is/are + going to be + present participle]

7.1. You are going to be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight. Are you going to be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight? You are not going to be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight.

8. Future Perfect                                           To talk about actions that will be completed on a near future.

8.1. [will have + past participle]

8.1.1. You will have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S. Will you have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S.? You will not have perfected your English by the time you come back from the U.S.