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