Future tense also has four forms. However, one of the forms has no practical use.
- Simple Future (Future Indefinite) Tense
- Future Continuous Tense
- Future Perfect Tense
- Future Perfect Continuous Tense
Simple Future (Future Indefinite) Tense
The simple future tense is used when an action is promised/thought to occur in the future.
Subject + shall/will + verb + . . . . . . . .
- We shall move to another city.
- He will come to New York tomorrow.
- They will make a phone which has artificial intelligence.
Note: The structure of the present progressive tense also can be used when an action is promised/arranged/planned to take place in the near future.
- We are moving to Texas next week.
- The bus is leaving at 6.00 PM.
Future Continuous Tense
The future continuous tense is used when an action is promised/thought to be going on at a specific time/context in the future.
Subject + shall/will + be + verb+ing . . . . . . . .
- I shall be sleeping at around 6.00 AM tomorrow.
- They will be playing at this time tomorrow.
- She will be watching TV when I come home.
- I will be working in the office while you watch a movie.
Future Perfect Tense
The future perfect tense is used to demonstrate an action which is promised to be done by a certain time in the future.
Subject + shall/will + have + verb in the past participle . . . . . . . .
- I shall have completed the assignment by Monday.
- She will have cleaned the house before her father comes.
- Alex will have submitted the tender by tomorrow.
- Before I go to see her, she will have left the place.
- They will have finished making the bridge by January.
Future Perfect Continuous Tense
Note: There is no practical use of this tense.