Future tenses

January 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Posted in Future tenses, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Predicting the future has never been easy, especially if you want to be fairly accurate.

To make it more challenging  you have several ways of expressing  future actions depending on the point of view or the perspective you take.

Future verb tenses and modalities also match this complexity.

Trying to recall what we learned last year:



Four different ways of expressing future actions:

  • will /shall future
  • going to future
  • present continuous or progressive
  • simple present


How are they used? Look at the following diagram.



Take these  exercises to find out if you still remember this.

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

For more exercises refer to Future modalities link in the categories list on the right.



Now we are going to focus on will / shall future.

As all the other English tenses, there are four different ones:

  • Future Simple english-grammar-types-of-tenses
  • Future Continuous
  • Future Perfect
  • Future Perfect Continuous

Which one should we use?

Analyse the following grid:




Which meanings do these cartoon illustrate?


























Let’ s see ifyou can work out these exercises successfully:


Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4


If you’re still ful of doubts, check the PPT presentation you saw in the class.

Click here.future_continuous-perfect_amc11o_st


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