Time / Tenses (Future Reference (Other ways of referring to the future…
Time / Tenses
Will + Progressive (future progressive)
will be talking
about modfality next time."
"When will you
"This time next week, we
will be exploring Australia
Be going to + infinitive
am going to talk
"It looks like he
is going to lose
Other ways of referring to the future
Present progressive (for arrangements)
friends over tonight
Present simple (timetables; fixed events)
at 1 pm.
Be to (formal)
is to meet
Be about to (informal)
He is about
Past in the future (future perfect)
By this time next year, you
finished your studies)
Future in the past
to talk to him
Future ref. in subordinate clauses
is going to be
so happy when she passes her exams
Will + Infinitive (future simple)
We will watch Clockwork Orange tonight
"Can I borrow the book"
"Yeah, I will bring it"
We will fly tomorrow!
It will rain tomorrow
State or habit up to the present
"I have lived here for 10 years"
"I have been to the US before. (Only without concrete time)"
"I have passed my driving test"
"They talked about grammar yesterday"
"I wanted to ask you if you could lend me a hand"
"If I had a garden, I'd pet a dog."