Future Indefinite or Simple Future Tense : English for SBI IBPS Bank PO/Clerk Exams

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Let’s first see some examples of Future Indefinite or Simple Future Tense.

Tom will go to London.
He will sing a song.
I shall study.
It must rain.
Let him go.
Let us go to the theatre.

Sentence Structure

Type of SentenceStructureExample
AffermativeSubject + will/shall/can/may (etc.) + V-I + ObjectHe will go to market.
They will play  football.
Negative Subject + will/shall/can/may (etc.) + not + V-I + Object He will not go to market.
They will not play  football.
Interrogative Will/shall/can/may(etc.) + Subject + V-I + Object?Will he go to market?
Will they play football?
Interrogative-Negative Will/shall/can/may(etc.) + Subject + Not + V-I + Object? Will he not go to market?
Will they not play football?

Important: 

  • ‘Shall’ is used with the First person (Shall I, Shall We)
  • ‘Will’ is used with the second and third person (Will he, Will they, Will it, Will you)
  • We will study more use of shall, can, may in Modals
  • Let always comes in the beginning of the sentence. Let is followed by an objective pronoun (Let him, Let them, Let us). It is never followed by a subjective pronoun (Let I, Let you, Let he; these are wrong)

When we use Future Indefinite or Simple Future Tense ?

  • Used to talk about things which we cannot control. It expresses the future fact.
    Examples:
    I shall be 18 next Sunday.
    It will be Holi in a week.
    We will know out exam results in June.
  • Used to talk about what we think or believe will happen in the future. We often use it with the words like I think, I believe, I am sure, Probably, etc.
    Examples:
    I think India will win the match.
    I am sure Tom will get A+ in Maths.
  • When we decide to do something at the time of speaking.
    Examples:

    It is raining. I will take an umbrella.
    “Tom is very busy at the moment” – “All right I will wait.”

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