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'.
You'll double click your way to a six figure income.
He'll design a meme that is sure to go viral and drive traffic to your site.
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.
Shelly isn't going to change the default settings on her new iMac.
Are they going to defrag the hard drive?
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'.
Steve won't have defragged the laptop by six o'clock.
Sigmund will have learned all the legalese he needs by next month.
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.
They will be improving the interface tomorrow at 10.
Janet won't be using the same ISP this time next week.