English Grammar – Future Simple- with will & going to

The future simple tense can be used in a few different ways to describe things that have not happened yet.

When to use the Future Simple?

  • In a formal rule.
  • To predict something.
  • To describe a future fact.
  • Unplanned actions or decisions.
  • to make an offer to do something.
  • To make a social arrangement.
  • To make a decision in a situation.
  • To make a promise, warning, or threat.
  • To say what we expect to happen in the future.
  • With, probably, possibly to show how certain or uncertain we are.

Future Simple Keywords

Tomorrow, soon, next week, next month, next year, next summer, next Monday, next weekend, In 2029, in a few minutes, in the coming days… etc. 

Differences Between Will and Going to

Both Will and Be going to can be used for making future predictions without having a real difference in meaning.

When to use Will:

  • Will is used to express future actions decided at the moment of speaking.
  • Will is used to indicate a prediction based on personal opinions or experiences.
  • Will is used to express future facts.

When to use be going to:

  • Be going to is used to describes future plans decided before the moment of speaking.
  • Be going to is used to express a prediction based on present evidence.
  • Be going to is used to express that something is about to happen.

Future Simple Positive Form

Subject + will + base verb [verb 1] + complement.

Subject + be (am, is, are) + going to + base verb [verb 1] + complement.

Contraction with Future Simple in Positive:

  • I will, becomes, I’ll.
  • We will, becomes, we’ll.
  • You will, becomes, you’ll.
  • They will, becomes, they’ll.
  • He will, becomes, he’ll.
  • She will, becomes, she’ll
  • It will, becomes, it’ll.

Future Simple Positive Examples:

  • Jiten will run fast.
  • Sonal will sing a song.
  • We’ll send you an email.
  • I think I’ll go to bed now.
  • Raju will sell vegetables.
  • My sister will play with us.
  • The lion will catch the mouse.
  • I’ll help you with your bags.
  • I will go to Rajkot next Sunday.
  • Amit will stand for the election.
  • I will study for my test tomorrow.
  • Grandmother will tell us a story.
  • It is going to rain in the evening.
  • I’m cold. I will close the window.
  • I will be at the library tomorrow.
  • I will win the competition tomorrow.
  • He will travel to France tomorrow.
  • I’ll pay for the tickets by credit card.
  • It will be a nice day tomorrow.
  • I think Brazil will win the World Cup.
  • I hope you will come to my party.
  • I’m going to be back at 10:00 o’clock.
  • The ceremony will begin at 8:00 AM.
  • We will see what we can do to help you.
  • I will go to my native village next week.
  • We will visit the aquarium next Sunday.
  • We will help our mother with cooking.
  • My parents will buy me a new phone.
  • I am going to meet my teacher tomorrow.
  • In 50 years, everyone will speak English.
  • My teacher will help me with my homework.
  • The postman will bring letters in the afternoon.
  • My wife is going to cook a special dinner for me.
  • They are going to buy a new house next year.
  • The doctor is going to examine him next week.
  • Sonali is going to draw a picture tomorrow.
  • On Monday, I’m going to visit my doctor.
  • I will have to study for my Math test on Tuesday.
  • I’m going to stay home and study hard.
  • There’s no milk left; I’m going to get some the next time I’m out.
  • I’m going to go to the library to read a book for my English class.
  • Sally is going shopping with her family; they are going to buy many things for her brother’s birthday party.

Future Simple Negative Form

Subject + will not + base verb [verb 1] + complement.

Subject + be not (am, is, are) + going to + base verb [verb 1] + complement.

Contraction with Future Simple in Negative:

  • I will not, = I won’t.
  • We will not, = we won’t.
  • You will not, = you won’t.
  • They will not, = they won’t.
  • He will not, = he won’t.
  • She will not, = she won’t.
  • It will not, = it won’t.

Future Simple Negative Examples:

  • We will not leave yet.
  • Satish will not help you.
  • The cat will not eat bread.
  • I am not going to help him.
  • I won’t have time tomorrow.
  • My children won’t go to sleep.
  • I’m not going to the gym tonight.
  • Hitesh will not attend the classes.
  • We are not going to leave home.
  • Sami will not like his English score.
  • I’m not going to get a job right away.
  • I won’t tell anyone about your secret.
  • We will not give you money anymore.
  • The restaurant won’t deliver on Friday.
  • She is not going to cook food tomorrow.
  • The Plumber won’t be home until 10:00.
  • The manager will not complete the report.
  • My teacher will not be at school tomorrow.
  • My mother won’t do all the housework herself!
  • People won’t go to Jupiter before the 22nd century.
  • Don’t drink coffee before you go to bed. You won’t sleep.
  • Study hard, your teacher will not do your homework for you.
  • I’m not going to have breakfast this morning. I’m not hungry.
  • My brother is not going to spend his vacation in Bangalore.
  • I promise you I will not tell your husband about the surprise party.
  • I’m going to buy some clothes, but I’m not going to spend a lot of money.
  • On Monday, I’m going to visit my doctor, maybe I will not feel so good after that.

Future Simple Question Form

Will + subject + base verb [verb 1] + complement +?

Be verbs (am, is, are) + subject + going to + base verb + complement +?

Short Answer:

Yes, he will. (no contraction).
No, he will not. Or, No, he won’t.

Future Simple Question Examples:

  • Will you get the job? No, I won’t.
  • Will you arrive on time? Yes, I will.
  • Will the flight arrive on time? Yes, it will.
  • Will we go to a restaurant? Yes, we will.
  • Will you come with me? No, sorry I won’t.
  • Is he going to buy a new house?  No, he isn’t.
  • Are you going to write this essay? Yes, I’m.
  • Are they going to win the match? Yes, they are.
  • Will our parents want dinner? No, they will not.
  • Will you invite a lot of your friends? No, I won’t.
  • Will you remember this lesson? Yes, I will.
  • Are you going to do the exam?  Yes, I’m.
  • Will we make an announcement? Yes, we will.
  • Are you going to call her tonight? No, I’m not.
  • Is the match going to start at four o’clock? No, it isn’t.
  • Will you be at home this evening? Yes, I will, I’ll try.
  • Do you think the exam will be difficult? Yes, It will.
  • Will you help me move this heavy table? No sorry, I will not. I’m sick.
  • Are you going to have a party? No, I’m going to meet a friend.
  • Are you going to do anything exciting this weekend? Well, I’m going to celebrate my birthday.
  • Is your wife going to cook dinner for you? Yes, she is. She’s going to cook a special dinner.
  • Are your friends going to be there? No, they’re not. They’re going to be away all weekend.

Future Simple WH Question Form

WH + Will + subject + base verb [verb 1] + complement + ?

WH + Be verbs (am, is, are) + subject + going to + base verb + complement + ?

Future Simple Question Examples:

  • What are you going to do? I’m not sure.
  • Where are they going to fly to? Cusco airport.
  • Where will explorations discover water? On the moon.
  • When will Sally return? She will return soon.
  • Will your parents give you any money? Yes, they will.
  • What will happen if it rains? We’ll have to stay indoors.
  • How are they going to get from the airport to the hotel? By bus.
  • What are they going to do the afternoon of Day 1? A tour of Cusco.
  • Where are we going to have our party? I’d like to have it on Sunday.
  • Where are you going to have the part, Jack? It’s going to be a backyard party.
  • How many people are going to come to your home? I think they will be around 35 people.
  • Where are you going to eat? At Indian Vegan Heat. it’s my favorite restaurant.
  • What are going to do tonight? Well, I’m not going to go to anywhere.
  • What will you do for your birthday? I’ll go out with my family.
  • Where are you going to spend summer vacation? My parents and I going to visit my grandparents.
  • What are you going to do after graduation, Sally? Well, I’ve saved some money, and I think I’d really like to travel.
  • When are we going to meet each other tonight? We are going to meet at 6 PM.

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