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'.
Our membership drive will begin on June 1st.
Don't worry. The donor will be excited by our proposal.
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 CEO is going to make a presentation about the importance of corporate lobbying at the conference next week.
Are they going to work on development-related projects in India?
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'.
Vallee will have determined which demographic we're going to ask by tomorrow morning's meeting.
Mary won't have accessed the database 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.
Janet will be studying laws and practices at Harvard this time next week.
What will you be doing to make a contribution to the team?