Future Tense Explanations With Example
A tense expressing an action that has not yet happened or a state that does not yet exist is called future tense. There are four form of futures tense. Future Simple tense, future continuous tense, future perfect tense and future perfect continuous tense.
Study Future Tense with Example
The future simple tense is an action which occurs at one particular time in the future. The future simple tense uses the modal auxiliary verb will with the infinitive form of the action verb.
Examples of future simple tense:
I will go to the market after lunch.
Angus will travel to Australia this summer.
Many birds will migrate south for the winter.
Future Continuous (Progressive)
The future continuous tense is an action that will have already started by the time another action occurs and will probably continue after. It is normally used with words such as before, when, after, since, by the time, etc.
The future continuous tense uses the modal auxiliary verb will + the verb be + the “ing” form of the action verb.
Examples of future continuous tense:
It will be raining when our plane lands in Paris.
Angus will be signing autographs after the concert.
Jon will be participating in the competition this summer.
The future perfect tense is a future action that has started and finished before another future action occurs. It is normally used with words such as before, when, after, since, by the time, etc.
The future perfect tense uses modal auxiliary verb will + the verb be + the past participle form of the action verb.
Examples of the future perfect tense:
The pirates will have buried the treasure by the time the ships arrive.
Angus will have scored 40 points by the end of the game.
His parents will have had four children after this baby is born.
Future Perfect Continuous (Progressive)
The future perfect continuous tense reflects an event that will have happened before another future event occurs. Read the following formula and timeline for future perfect continuous (progressive):
subject + will + have + been + verb + ing…
Examples of future perfect continuous tense:
Daniel will have been exercising for two hours before we go to dinner.
My kids will have been playing outside all afternoon by the time night falls.
They will have been walking for three hours before the first break.