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'.
We'll make a case for discrimination that you won't be able to refute.
The donor organized NGO will succeed!
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 lobbyist isn't going to visit the White House without a campaign contribution check in hand.
Tom is going to make the case that we should change our understanding of the desired outcome at the conference next week.
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 accessed the database by six o'clock.
How many fees and penalties will they have avoided by the time they reach full legal compliance?
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.
They will be consulting the managers until 10.