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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #54331: Express the future
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Future [Change theme]
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    Express the future

    Future tenses

        The simple present: Le présen

        The simple future:    


    Simple futureThe ruleExample


    Tomorrow, next Monday, next year..

    Will verb

    I will visit my grandfather next week. 

    Next Monday, I will pull out the other tooth. 


    They will travel to Washington,DC on Tuesday. 



    Will +subject verb

    Will they travel to Washington ? 


    Will not (won't)+  verb

        They will not travel to Washington.

    Short answer




    Yes, I will.

     No, I won't

    Future Continuous The ruleExample
    He will be playing tennis 
    Will+be + verb+ing

    We will be waiting for you at Alfred's house, tomorrow evening

    (The action  will start tomorrow evening and it will continue until you arrive.)

    She will be revising for her final examination  on Monday.

    (She will spend the whole day revising)

    Future perfect The ruleExample
     He will have played tennis
    Will + have+Past participle 

    will have finished  my work by next Monday. 

    (My goal is to finish it by next Monday, not after)

    She will have given him the book by the time you arrive home.  

    Future perfect continuousThe ruleExample
    He will have been playing tennis 
    Will + have+been+ Present participle

    will have been waiting  for half an hour, when my brother finally arrives.

    We will have been playing games for two hours, when James joins us. 





    Shall+sujet verb

    Shall I revise  the whole chapter, Sir? 


    Shall not (shan't)+  verb 

        I  shall not let him travel alone.

    Short answer




    Yes, I shall

     No, we shan't


    Shall I give  you my grammar book? 


         Shall I invite them this evening to dinner?

    Ask for advice  

    The time is over, what shall we do?


    Exercise: Choose the right answer


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    this magazine by tomorrow.

    Tomorrow, the weather  so wonderful.

    This time tomorrow, Anna for you at the train station.

    In March, they  in Manchester for five years.

     you Peter during your examination?

    James and Elizabeth   games for three hours by 11.00 pm.

    Jenifer and Wendy  for one hour, when they finally reach the hotel.

    I am busy for the moment, but I  you after tomorrow.

     all the chairs from the kitchen?

     the director during the meeting this evening.

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