When you can use Future Simple
You use Future Simple for decisions taken at the moment of speaking (on-the-spot decisions).
- I will call the police.
- She will open the door.
- We will meet you at the station.
- They will buy some bread.
You use Future Simple for future predictions based on what you think.
- I think he will become a great doctor.
- They will be happy together.
- We will have a good time in the park.
- He won’t stop smoking.
You use Future Simple to say about future as fact.
- James will be 25 next year.
- They will open a new restaurant next month.
- I will visit my parents in the summer.
You use Future Simple for actions you are not sure about or haven’t decided yet.
- Maybe we will meet later.
- She will probably wear a red dress.
- Probably, they will come.
You use Future Simple to express promises, offers, hopes, requests, fears, warnings, threats.
- We won’t tell anyone. /promise/
- I will love you forever. /promise/
- I will teach you to play the guitar. /offer/
- I will do this for you. /offer/
- They will be fine. /hope/
- We will catch the midnight train. /hope/
- Will you help me with cleaning? /request/
- Will she lift me to the airport? /request/
- He will fail the test. /fears/
- She will never talk to me again. /fears/
- Don’t come closer. The dog will bite you. /warning/
- Don’t touch this cat. It will scratch you. /warning/
- I will punish you for your bad behavior. /threat/
- You will be grounded. /threat/
You use Future Simple in first conditional.
- If I see Andrew, I will tell him the truth.
- If Linda leaves now, she won’t be late for the train.
- If they go to the beach, they will have a great time there.
Time markers in Future Simple
- next week/month, etc.
- in a week/month, etc.
- the day after tomorrow
How to build Future Simple
Subject + will + verb
Subject + won’t + verb
Will + subject + verb?
Wh + will + subject + verb?