Types of future tenses in English grammar with Examples

types of future tense

Types of future tenses in English grammar with Examples

Today, we will learn the concept and types of future tense( future continuous tense, future perfect tense, future perfect continuous tense, future simple tense)

The future tense describes an event that will be occurring in the future.

There are four types of future tense-

  1. The Future Simple Tense

  2. The future continuous tense

  3. The future perfect tense

  4. The future perfect continuous tense

The Future Simple Tense-

  • The simple future tense describes certain actions and events that will happen certainly in the future. It also describes an ideal condition, give weather forecasts and invitations.

Formation of future simple tense-

(will + main form of the verb)

For example, It will be very hot tomorrow. 

I will prepare for lunch.

I will go to the office tomorrow.

The future continuous tense:

It describes the actions that are in the process of being carried out in the future. So, these types of actions are continuous. For example, I’ll be going to the library every day. 

By 26th June, I will be skiing.

Formation of future continuous tense-

(will be + main form of the verb+ ing)

The future perfect tense:

The future perfect tense elaborates an action that will have been finished in the future up to a tentative date, month or a year. For example, He will have done his homework by evening. 

Formation of future perfect tense-

(will + have + main form of the verb)

She will have started a bakery business before 26th July

The future perfect continuous tense:

It’s Formation -(will + have + main form of the verb + ing)

It describes an ongoing action that will be finished within some amount of time in the future. Sometimes, it also describes an ideal situation.

For example,

I will have been living in Budapest for three years.

I will have been doing this work since May.

It would have been great if I was rich.

Learn the past tense here 

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