In this lesson, we will learn
We use the future tense when we want to talk about future actions or happenings.
Form 1: will + verb
I will write to John.
It will be dark soon.
Form 2: am/is/are + going to + verb
I am going to finish my work soon.
We are going to win.
We usually use going to when the situation is planned
I am going to visit Sally.
We are going to be back for dinner.
We usually use will + verb when the situation is unplanned or in formal writing.
Examples of unplanned situations
I will answer the phone.
I'll get it. (I'll is the contraction or short form for I will)
Examples of formal writing
I will visit Sally.
We will be back for dinner.
This video shows how to make the future tense using "will" and the simple form of the verb. Pronunciation practice is important with the contractions.
Are you confused about if you should use 'will' or 'going to' to talk about the future? Watch this grammar lesson.
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