THE FUTURE – Summary Chart

A quick review chart to help you remember how to form and how to use the four different verb tenses and which is best for every different possible situations.

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Long Term Life Plans

  • I’m going to study biology at University

Be going to

Intentions 

  • We’re going to spend our holidays in Tuscany

Something About to Happen

  • Watch out! the mirror is going to fall on your head.

Present Continuous

Planned Future Activities

  • They are meeting their supervisor at 10 am Tomorrow

Present Simple

Fixed Time

  • Our train Leaves at 09:15.

Will

Forecasts

  • It will be foggy in the afternoon

Hopes

  • I hope he will pass his final exam

Future Facts

  • I will be 16 on my next birthday

Opinions About the Future

  • We expect the economic crisis will last for several more years.

Promises/Resolutions

  • I promise I will study more next year

Sudden Decisions

  • Don’t worry I will come to pick you up at the station tonight.

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