6th Class English Tenses Future Tense

Future Tense

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*   Future Tense

 

In Future Tense, a verb indicates that an action will take place in future.  

 

*      Look at the following sentences:

  •   He will go to Delhi tomorrow.
  •   The officer will be writing a letter to the minister.
  •   Serena will have eaten the mango.

In the sentence given above the verbs will go, will be writing and will have eaten show an action to be done in future time. These verbs are said to be in the future tense. Future Tense shows an action to be done in future (coming) time.  

 

*       Future Indefinite Tense

The Future Indefinite Tense is used to express a supposed action, determination and to put questions. This tense shows an action to be done in a general way in the future.  

 

*      Look at the following sentences

  •   Twinkle will know her result soon.
  •   Zacob will go home tomorrow.

In the sentence given above the verbs will know and will go show an action to be done in the future time. These verbs are in Future Indefinite Tense.

 

 

*       Use of Future Indefinite Tense

1.       Future Indefinite Tense is used to show a future event.  

 

 

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Children will play in the room.  

2.       Future Indefinite Tense is used when we think to do something at the Time of speaking.  

 

 

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It is hot. I will drink cold water.  

 

*       Future Continuous Tense

The Future Continuous Tense is used to indicate the continuity of a supposed action. This Tense shows an action going on at some time in the future.  

 

*      Look at the following sentences:

  •   Vicky will be playing the match at that time.
  •   Zacob will be appearing in the entrance exam.

In the sentence given above the verbs "will be singing" and "will be happy" show an action going on at some time in the future. These verbs are in Future Continuous Tense  

  

*      Use of Future Continuous  

1.       Future Continuous Tense is used to show an action in progress at some time in future.  

 

 

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We think, she will be playing when we start.  

2.       Future Continuous Tense is used to show some future plan.  

 

 

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Alberto will be visiting the Taj Mahal for a week.  

 

*         Future Perfect Tense

The Future Perfect Tense is used to indicate the completion of a supposed action or an action that starts earlier but still continues. This Tense shows an action to be completed before another action takes place in future time.  

 

*       Look at the following sentences:

  •   Maria will have bought a car before she gets a job.
  •   Lina will have finished her cooking before the maid servant comes.

In the sentence given above the verbs "will have bought" and "will have finished" show an action which will be completed by a certain time in future. Here the earlier future action takes Future Perfect Tense and the subsequent action takes simple present tense. These verbs are in Future perfect Tense.    

 

*      Use of Future Perfect Tense  

1.       Future Perfect Tense is used to show the completion of an action by a certain future time.  

 

 

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I shall have finished my breakfast by 7 a.m.  

 

 *     Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future perfect Continuous Tense shows an action in progress for a period of time in the future.  

 

 *     Look at the following sentences:

  •   Dr. Reddy will have been teaching for twenty years.
  •   Roxy will have been studying for four hours.

In the sentence given above the verbs "will have been teaching" and "will have been studying" show an action in progress over a period of time in the future. These verbs are in Future Perfect Continuous Tense.  

 

 *       Use of Future Perfect Continuous  

1.       Future perfect Continuous Tense is used to show an action which will be in progress over a period of time and will end in future.  

 

 

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You will have been lying sick in bed for a year by next month.  

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