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  • WAYS OF EXPRESSING FUTURE IN ENGLISH

    1.- WITH SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

    For timetables, programs or planned actions:

    The plane lands at 7.30.

    2.- WITH PRESENT CONTINIOUS TENSE

    * When we talk about what we have already arranged to do (planned intention)

    Tomorrow I'm going to the disco.

    * For immediate future (an action that is about to happen) :

    The glass is going to break.

    NOTE: you can use be going to in the same way (no with movement verbs),

    but we prefer to use present continuous for personal plans.

    3.- WITH FUTURE TENSE

    FORMATION:

    shall / will + INFINITIVE of the verb (without "to")

    * for predictions:

    Tomorrow itll snow.

    * when you decide something in the very moment.

    I'll have a salad to start with.

    * For timetables. The plane will land at 7.30.

  • 4.- FUTURE CONTINUOUS

    will be+ gerung

    To talk about activities that will be in progress at a particular time in the future: In the year 2020, we will be living on the moon. 5.- FUTURE PERFECT

    will have+ past participle

    To talk about activities that will be finished before a particular time in the future. We often use this tense with time phrases beginning with by (which means before) By the year 2020, Spain will have won the World Cup again.