Helping Hints for the Future
Auxiliary Verbs Used with Future Tenses
Future with 'Will':
Use 'will' for the positive, negative and question forms in the future with 'will' to express spontaneous decisions and predictions. Remember that the negative contracted form of 'will not' is 'won't'.
Will you purchase a money order for me when you go to the bank?
It will not pass because of the proxy vote.
Future with 'Going to':
Use 'be' in the present tense + 'going to' for the positive, negative and question forms for the future with 'going to' to express future plans and intentions.
The bank is going to hold a press conference to announce the share issue of our company tomorrow
The credit application isn't going to be submitted until Tuesday.
Use 'will have' for the positive, negative and question forms in the future perfect to express what will have been completed before a point in time in the future. Remember that the negative contracted form of 'will not' is 'won't'.
We will use a car as collateral to acquire a loan from the bank.
Mary won't have calculated the settlement price by six o'clock.
Use 'will be' + the 'ing' for of the verb for the positive, negative and question forms for the future continuous to express what will be happening at a specific moment in time in the future.
When will the expiration date changes be appearing in the next newsletter?
The gross yield on a real estate investment may be going up in the next few quarters.