Hello ladies and gentlemen and happy new year 2020! Today we´re going to talk about grammar and it´s the turn for future. How can you talk about your future plans? Do you have to use the same form in all cases or it depends on the situation? If you want to know some basic future expressions, you must read this post. Go on!
In this post you´ll find some useful future forms to talk about your plans, arrangements, instant decisions, promises, offers and suggestions. They´re basic future forms. In next posts you will find more advanced future forms, their structures and their rules.
1) BE GOING TO + INFINITIVE
*You use going to NOT will/ won´t when you have already decided to do something.
Example: I´m going to buy a new car.
*You can leave out the infinitive with the verb go.
Example: I´m not going (to go) to London next month.
2) PRESENT CONTINUOUS: BE + VERB-ING
*You can normally use present continuous or going to for future plans / arrangements.
*Going to shows that you have made a decision.
Example: We´re going to get married in November.
*Present continuous emphasizes that you have made the arrangements.
Example 1: We´re meeting at 9.00.
Example 2: I´m leaving on Monday.
Example 3: We´re getting married on December 12th.
WILL / SHALL+ INFINITIVE
*You use will / won´t (NOT the present simple) for instant decisions, promises, suggestions and offers.
Example 1: I won´t tell anybody you´re here. (Promise)
Example 2: I´ll carry your bag for you. (Offer)
Example 3: I´ll have the soup. (Instant decision)
*You use shall (NOT will) with I and we for offers and suggestions when they are questions.
Example: Shall we go to the cinema tonight? (Suggestion)
*You use will or going to for predictions.
Example: You´ll love the book!
And that is all for today. Do you have any doubts? If so, leave us a comment.
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