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”.
Example:
                                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.
Example:
                                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.
Example:
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.
Example:
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