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.
Multimedia presentations online will replace all other media in 2011.
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 defrag the hard drive?
Are they going to lurk in the forum to see how many times I'll answer the same question?
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'.
Mary won't have lived in cyberspace for very long before the Singularity happens.
He will have finished writing his cyberpunk novel by the time the deadline arrives.
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.
A hacker won't be crashing the Pentagon's network anytime this year.
They will be working on designing a cookie tomorrow at midnight.