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'.
The information technology personnel will process information to customers by use of computers at the end of the month.
We will sell all of our mutual funds for profit.
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 CFO of our company's primary subsidiary is going to crack down on expenses this quarter.
Are they going to have the funds to pay the bill on demand?
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'.
The bank transfer order will have been received by late afternoon.
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.
We will be negotiating the settlement price for some time.
They will be working on the accrued liability issue at tomorrow's meeting.