8th Class English Tenses Future Tense

Future Tense

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*    Future Tense

 

In Future Tense, a verb indicates that an action will take place in future.

 

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  • Robert will go to London tomorrow.
  • Robert will be going to London tomorrow.
  • Robert will have gone to London tomorrow.
  • Robert will have been going to London tomorrow.

In the above given sentences, the verbs 'will go', 'will be going', 'will have gone' and 'will have been going' show an action that will happen in future. These verbs are said to be in the Future Tense. Future Tense shows an action that will happen in future (coming) time.  

 

*        Future Indefinite Tense

The Future Indefinite Tense is used to express a supposed action, determination and to put questions. This tense shows an action to be done in general way in the future time.  

 

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  • A computer science professor of the University of Michigan will visit India.
  • The group will say the Indian government can simply ignore their message.
  • They will celebrate festival in the next month.

In the above given sentences, the verbs 'will visit', 'will say' and 'will celebrate' show an action to be done in the future time. These verbs are in Future Indefinite Tense.  

 

Points to keep in mind :

  • Future Indefinite Tense is used to show a future event.

   Example: Aryan will play in the room.

  • Future Indefinite Tense is used when we plan to do something at the time of speaking.

   Example: It is hot. I will drink cold water.  

 

*       Future Continuous Tense

The Future Continuous Tense is used to indicate the continuity of a supposed action, possible actions or to put questions. This tense shows an action going on at some time in the future.

 

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  • James will be going to Paris tomorrow.
  • Indian Prime Minister will be arriving in Washington tomorrow.
  • You will be waiting for her when her plane arrives tonight.

In the above given sentences, the verbs 'will be going', 'will be arriving' and 'will be waiting' show an action going on at some time in the future. These verbs are in Future Continuous Tense.  

 

Points to keep in mind :

  • Future Continuous Tense is used to show an action in progress at some time in future.

  Example: We think, she will be playing when we start.

  • Future Continuous Tense is used to show some future plan.

   Example: Alberto will be visiting the Taj Mahal for a week.        

 

*       Future Perfect Tense

The Future Perfect Tense is used to indicate the completion of a supposed action or an action that started earlier but still continues. This tense shows an action to be completed before another action will take place in future time.

 

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  • Anshu will have bought a bike before he gets a job.
  • You will have improved your English by the time you come back from the U.S.
  •  They will have completed the project before the deadline.

In the above given sentences, the verbs 'will have bought', 'will have perfected' and 'will have completed' show an action which will be completed by a certain time in future. Here the earlier future action takes Future Perfect Tense and the subsequent action takes in simple present tense. These verbs are in Future perfect Tense.  

 

Points to keep in minds :

  • Future Perfect Tense is used to show the completion of an action by a Certain future time.

   Example: I shall have finished my lunch by 7 a.m.  

 

*       Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future perfect Continuous Tense shows an action in progress for a period of time in the future.

 

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  • Dr. Reddy will have been teaching for 20 years next month.
  • They will have been talking for over an hour by the time their boss arrives.
  • Mr. Sen will have been teaching at the university for more than a year by the time he leaves for Asia.

In the above given sentences, the verbs 'will have been teaching', 'will have been talking' and 'will have been teaching' show an action in progress over a period of time in the future. These verbs are in Future Perfect Continuous Tense,  

 

Points to keep in mind :

  • Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to show an action which will be in progress over a period of time which will end in future time.

   Example: You will have been lying sick for a year by next month.  

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