Posted by: crisdiaz24 | February 13, 2017

DIFFERENT WAYS TO EXPRESS THE FUTURE

THE FUTURE (OVERVIEW)

 

WILL:

  • FACTS: I will be 20 next month. / I will have a baby in March.
  • PREDICTIONS BASED ON OPINION / GUESSWORK: I think it will rain next weekend. It always rains at weekends.
  • WIll / SHALL: SPONTANEOUS DECISION / OFFER: “It’s so cold in here.” “I’ll close the window for you:” “Shall I open the window?”

 PRESENT SIMPLE:

  • TIMETABLES → the plane to London leaves at 10.20pm.

PRESENT CONTINUOUS →usu. used with a complement of time.

  • ARRANGEMENTS: We are seeing a musical at the theatre next week. (We have the tickets)

GOING TO:

  • ARRANGEMENTS: We have the intention of doing sth in the future. → “We are going to the theatre some time next week. We don’t really know what day.”
  • PREDICTIONS BASED ON EVIDENCE: if there is evidence in the present to justify that prediction:→”Look at those black clouds. I’s going to rain.”

 

You will find more examples if you click on the following link:

http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/rules/future.htm

 

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