Future tense

grammatical tense

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.[1]


  1. Sangmeister, Lisa (2009). Past Tense in English: From OE to PDE. GRIN Verlag. p. 11. ISBN 978-3-640-27602-8.