In this part of the course you will learn all about the English future tense. The English tense has the following future tenses:
This chapter will show you an overview of when to use the different future tenses. For a more detailed explanation of the tenses you can take a look at the different chapters of this course, where you will also find exercises to practice the tenses.
The future simple tense is formed with the auxiliary verb 'will' and an infinitive verb.
The future continuous is formed with the auxiliary verb 'to will' and the infinitive verb 'to be' followed by the present participle of the main verb.
The future perfect tense is formed using the auxiliary verb 'will' with the auxiliary verb 'to have' and the past participle of the main verb.
The future perfect continuous is formed by using the future perfect of the verb 'to be' with the present participle of the main verb (verb + ing).
The table below gives you an overview of the different future tenses in English.
|Future simple||The future simple is used to refer to a time later than now, and can express facts.
|Future continuous||The future continuous is used to describe an action that will be happening in the future.||
|Future perfect||The future perfect tense is used to refer to an action that is completed in the future.||
|Future perfect continuous||The future perfect continuous tense is used to refer to actions that are currently unfinished but will be finished in the future.||
Do the exercise to practice the different tenses!
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