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'.
This cocktail won't take much time to prepare.
The nightclub will open at 11pm.
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.
Are they going to mention the daily rate?
Tom is going to open his own full service hotel in Nebraska next year.
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 symphony won't have hired a staff for its in-house sales department in time for the first concert.
We will have furnished our full-service suites by next week.
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.
Will they be serving a nutritious meal this evening?
Our limousine rentals will be fully booked tomorrow at ten.