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'.
Portioning will continue to include larger than healthy portions as long as corn is cheap.
This cocktail won't take much time to prepare.
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.
Sheila isn't going to get comfortable accommodations at the conference in Chicago.
Sheila isn't going to visit theme parks in Chicago.
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 tavern will have established a regular customer base by next month.
They will have eaten all the canned food by the first day of spring.
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.
Our new policy for motel operations won't be fully implemented on Tuesday.
What pastries will be on the menu in January?