Friday, November 26, 2010

Grammar: Learning English Future Tenses

Future Tense
  • The simple future tense is used to express an action (or to help make a statement about something) that will occur in the future. The future tense is formed with “will” or “shall”.
                                We will leave tomorrow.
Future Progressive Tense
  • The future progressive tense is used to express temporary activities that will in progress at a point in time or that will extend over a limited period of time in the future.
                                What will you be doing at 7:00 o’clock tonight?
                                I’ll be probably eating dinner.
                                What will you be discussing tomorrow morning?
                                We’ll be discussing “verb tenses”.
Future Perfect Tense
  • It is used to express activities that exist or occur before another activity of time in the future.
We will have finished the rehearsal by five o’clock. If you come at six o’clock, you will be too late because we will have gone by then.
Future Perfect Progressive Tense
  • It is used to emphasize the progressive nature of the action or activity that will be going on in the future while another future activity takes place. Consider the following examples.
We will have been waiting for three hours by the time the delayed train will arrive.
                                   The plumber shall been fixing the leaking faucet by noon