Simple future tense is a verb tense which shows an action that has not yet begun. The simple future tense is expressed by adding “will” or “shall” to the sentence in front of the base form of the verb. For example: I will come to your house tomorrow. Another way to express future is the use of a present form of “be” plus “going to”. For example: We are going to visit John on the coming Sunday.
Generally, the following situations entail the use of simple future tense.
- I promise I will buy you this toy as your birthday present.
- Promise you will never leave me again!
2) Talk about unplanned actions or making spontaneous decisions
- Don’t worry! I will help you solve this problem.
- I will close the window. It’s starting to rain.
3) Making a predictions based on experience or intuition
- It will rain in a moment.
- It will get more difficult next year.
- She will bit her lip if she is thinking or if she’s nervous about something.
- He will always make noise when we are watching television.
Like all future forms, the Simple Future cannot be used in clauses beginning with time expressions such as: when, while, before, after, by the time, as soon as, if, unless, etc. Instead of Simple Future, Simple Present is used.
- When you will arrive tonight, we will go out for dinner. Not Correct
- When you arrive tonight, we will go out for dinner. Correct
T note :-
1) “Shall” is usually used with “I” and “We”
2) “Will” is usually used with “You”, “He”, “She”, “It” and “They”