Future tense is a verb form which is marked by time (tense).
The future tense is used for actions in a time which has not yet happened. In order to explain and understand future tense, it is useful to imagine time as a line on which the past tense, the present tense and the future are positioned.
Learn Types of Future Tense with Rules:
|Tense Type||What it Does||How to Say it (Formula)||Example|
|Simple Future Tense||Talks about things that will happen later.||Subject + will/shall + base verb (action word)||I will visit Grandma tomorrow.
I shall finish my homework by Friday.
|Future Continuous Tense||Describes ongoing actions in the future.||Subject + will/shall + be + verb + ing||They will be celebrating next week.
She shall be at the conference next year.
|Future Perfect Tense||Talks about things that will finish before a time.||Subject + will/shall + have + past participle||By next week, I will have finished the job.
They shall have completed the project by year-end.
|Future Perfect Continuous||Shows actions happening for a while before a time.||Subject + will/shall + have been + verb + ing||By their arrival, I will have been waiting for an hour.
She will have been working on the project for three months by December.
- Sangmeister, Lisa (2009). Past Tense in English: From OE to PDE. GRIN Verlag. p. 11. ISBN 978-3-640-27602-8.
- "Learn Future Tense Rules with Definitions and Examples". BengalHelp Network. Retrieved 2023-11-25.