42 Simple Future Tense Examples

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<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">I remember the confusion and excitement when I first began teaching my students simple future tense. At the time, I was teaching in Taiwan, where the native language is Mandarin. So for many children, this was one of the first times they had to deal with a new verb tense.I remember the confusion and excitement when I first began teaching my students simple future tense. At the time, I was teaching in Taiwan, where the native language is Mandarin. So for many children, this was one of the first times they had to deal with a new verb tense.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Some of the kids would get frustrated, but over time that frustration became excitement as they were able to share more with me every day. When I asked them what they planned to do after class, they would happily chatter away using (mostly) their new simple future tense grammar.Some of the kids would get frustrated, but over time that frustration became excitement as they were able to share more with me every day. When I asked them what they planned to do after class, they would happily chatter away using (mostly) their new simple future tense grammar.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">This is the power of the simple future tense. It is an easy way for children to access a whole new realm of sentences and ideas that they can share with those around them. Luckily it isn’t so hard to learn. But, like anything, it is going to take time to master.This is the power of the simple future tense. It is an easy way for children to access a whole new realm of sentences and ideas that they can share with those around them. Luckily it isn’t so hard to learn. But, like anything, it is going to take time to master.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Oftentimes, children don’t learn by going through grammar. They learn by seeing, using, and listening to example sentences. With that in mind, we have created this list of simple future tense examples to give you a sense of how this tense can be used in real life.Oftentimes, children don’t learn by going through grammar. They learn by seeing, using, and listening to example sentences. With that in mind, we have created this list of simple future tense examples to give you a sense of how this tense can be used in real life.

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<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">To help you out, we have tried to include a mix of simpler and more complex sentences. As well, we have divided our sentences into a “will” section and a “going to” section to reflect the two major ways that we use this tense. Finally, each sentence will start with a question, followed by a positive and negative response. To help you out, we have tried to include a mix of simpler and more complex sentences. As well, we have divided our sentences into a “will” section and a “going to” section to reflect the two major ways that we use this tense. Finally, each sentence will start with a question, followed by a positive and negative response. 

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">If you would like to look at how the simple future tense works, you can find that information on our post about <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://thelearnersnook.com/2020/08/05/simple-future-tense/&quot; target="_blank">simple future tense grammar</a>.If you would like to look at how the simple future tense works, you can find that information on our post about simple future tense grammar.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">We have tried to do our best to outline, in our simple future tense examples, how to use this tense, but if you still have questions, feel free to click the image below to send us a message.We have tried to do our best to outline, in our simple future tense examples, how to use this tense, but if you still have questions, feel free to click the image below to send us a message.

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Don’t forget, just like with my students, your little student may be frustrated at first when you are teaching them this grammar. This page should be used by a parent or an older learner, someone who is looking to get a better understanding of how this tense is used beyond just the basic grammar point. 

If you keep on working at it, your children too will learn that the simple future tense isn’t so hard. And, after they get past the confusion, the simple future tense will help them talk about a whole new world of things and possibilities. 

Simple Future Tense Examples with “Will”

simple future tense examples: will positive  sentence: subject + will + verb
simple future tense examples: will negative  question: will + subject  + not + verb
simple future tense: going to positive  form:  subject + is/am/are + going +infinitive verbs
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<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">When will I see you?<br>I will see you tomorrow.<br>I won’t see you tomorrow.When will I see you?
I will see you tomorrow.
I won’t see you tomorrow.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">When will I go to the mall? <br>You will want to go to the mall early.<br>You won’t want to go to the mall late.When will I go to the mall? 
You will want to go to the mall early.
You won’t want to go to the mall late.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will he become a firefighter?<br>Yes, he will become a firefighter.<br>No, he won’t become a firefighter.Will he become a firefighter?
Yes, he will become a firefighter.
No, he won’t become a firefighter.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will she be angry?<br>Yes, she will be angry.<br>No, she won’t be angry. Will she be angry?
Yes, she will be angry.
No, she won’t be angry. 

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">When will it break?<br>It will break soon.<br>It won’t break soon.When will it break?
It will break soon.
It won’t break soon.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">When will we go to the park?<br>We will go to the park when we have the time.<br>We won’t go to the park even if we have the time.When will we go to the park?
We will go to the park when we have the time.
We won’t go to the park even if we have the time.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">What will they do while we read our books? <br>They will play in the waves while we read our books.<br>They won’t play in the waves while we read our books.What will they do while we read our books? 
They will play in the waves while we read our books.
They won’t play in the waves while we read our books.


<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will you find my toothbrush for me?<br>Yes, I will find your toothbrush for you.<br>No, I won’t find your toothbrush for you.Will you find my toothbrush for me?
Yes, I will find your toothbrush for you.
No, I won’t find your toothbrush for you.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will I be able to see the stars from there?<br>Yes, you will be able to see the stars from there.<br>No, you won’t be able to see the stars from there.Will I be able to see the stars from there?
Yes, you will be able to see the stars from there.
No, you won’t be able to see the stars from there.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will John visit his mom tomorrow?<br>Yes, John will visit his mom tomorrow.<br>No, John won’t visit his mom tomorrow.Will John visit his mom tomorrow?
Yes, John will visit his mom tomorrow.
No, John won’t visit his mom tomorrow.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will Tonya try to learn French next year?<br>Yes, Tonya will try to learn French next year.<br>No, Tonya won’t try to learn French next year.Will Tonya try to learn French next year?
Yes, Tonya will try to learn French next year.
No, Tonya won’t try to learn French next year.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">How long will the computer take to update?<br>The computer will take a minute to update.<br>The computer won’t update until tomorrow.How long will the computer take to update?
The computer will take a minute to update.
The computer won’t update until tomorrow.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Where will you and Tim be all afternoon?<br>Tim and I will be in the garden all afternoon. (In English, it must be "Tim and I," and not "I and Tim")<br>Tim and I won’t be in the garden this afternoon.Where will you and Tim be all afternoon?
Tim and I will be in the garden all afternoon. (In English, it must be “Tim and I,” and not “I and Tim”)
Tim and I won’t be in the garden this afternoon.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will Sarah and Randy still go to Greece next month?<br>Yes, Sarah and Randy will go to Greece next month.<br>No, Sarah and Randy won’t go to Greece next month.Will Sarah and Randy still go to Greece next month?
Yes, Sarah and Randy will go to Greece next month.
No, Sarah and Randy won’t go to Greece next month.


<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Where will you wait for me?<br>I will wait for you at the bus stop.<br>I won’t wait for you at the bus stop. I’ll be beside the store.Where will you wait for me?
I will wait for you at the bus stop.
I won’t wait for you at the bus stop. I’ll be beside the store.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will I want to bring a coat?<br>Yes, you will want to bring a coat.<br>No, you won’t want to bring a coat.Will I want to bring a coat?
Yes, you will want to bring a coat.
No, you won’t want to bring a coat.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will he be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury?<br>Yes, he will be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury.<br>No, he won’t be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury.Will he be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury?
Yes, he will be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury.
No, he won’t be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will she bake some cookies for the party?<br>Yes, she will bake some cookies for the party.<br>No, she won’t bake any cookies for the party.Will she bake some cookies for the party?
Yes, she will bake some cookies for the party.
No, she won’t bake any cookies for the party.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will it heal?<br>Yes, it will heal if you give it time.<br>No, it won’t heal, even if you give it time.Will it heal?
Yes, it will heal if you give it time.
No, it won’t heal, even if you give it time.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will you swim all day?<br>Yes, we will swim all day.<br>No, we won’t swim all day.Will you swim all day?
Yes, we will swim all day.
No, we won’t swim all day.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Will they ever forget about this?<br>Yes, they will forget about this.<br>No, they won’t ever forget about this.Will they ever forget about this?
Yes, they will forget about this.
No, they won’t ever forget about this.

Simple Future Tense Examples with “Going to”

simple future tense: going to positive  form:  subject + is/am/are + going +infinitive verbs
simple future tense: going to negative  form:  subject + is/am/are + not + going +infinitive verbs
simple future tense: going to positive question  form:   is/am/are + subject + going +infinitive verbs
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<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Am I going to see you tomorrow?<br>Yes, I am going to see you tomorrow.<br>No, I am not going to see you tomorrow.Am I going to see you tomorrow?
Yes, I am going to see you tomorrow.
No, I am not going to see you tomorrow.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">When am I going to the mall? <br>You are going to want to go to the mall early.<br>You aren’t going to want to go to the mall late.When am I going to the mall? 
You are going to want to go to the mall early.
You aren’t going to want to go to the mall late.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Is he going to become a firefighter?<br>Yes, he is going to become a firefighter.<br>No, he isn’t going to become a firefighter.Is he going to become a firefighter?
Yes, he is going to become a firefighter.
No, he isn’t going to become a firefighter.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Is she going to be angry?<br>Yes, she is going to be angry.<br>No, she isn’t going to be angry. Is she going to be angry?
Yes, she is going to be angry.
No, she isn’t going to be angry. 

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">When is it going to break?<br>It is going to break soon.<br>It isn’t going to break anytime soon. ("anytime soon" is a casual way to express that it will take a long time) When is it going to break?
It is going to break soon.
It isn’t going to break anytime soon. (“anytime soon” is a casual way to express that it will take a long time) 

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">When are we going to the park?<br>We are going to the park when we have the time.<br>We aren’t going to the park even if we have the time.When are we going to the park?
We are going to the park when we have the time.
We aren’t going to the park even if we have the time.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">What are they going to do while we read our books? <br>They are going to play in the waves while we read our books.<br>They aren’t going to play in the waves while we read our books.What are they going to do while we read our books? 
They are going to play in the waves while we read our books.
They aren’t going to play in the waves while we read our books.


<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Are you going to find my toothbrush for me?<br>Yes, I’m going to find your toothbrush for you.<br>No, I’m not going to find your toothbrush for you.Are you going to find my toothbrush for me?
Yes, I’m going to find your toothbrush for you.
No, I’m not going to find your toothbrush for you.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Am I going to be able to see the stars from there?<br>Yes, you are going to be able to see the stars from there.<br>No, you aren’t going to be able to see the stars from there.Am I going to be able to see the stars from there?
Yes, you are going to be able to see the stars from there.
No, you aren’t going to be able to see the stars from there.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Is John going to visit his mom tomorrow?<br>Yes, John is going to visit his mom tomorrow.<br>No, John isn’t going to visit his mom tomorrow.Is John going to visit his mom tomorrow?
Yes, John is going to visit his mom tomorrow.
No, John isn’t going to visit his mom tomorrow.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Is Tonya going to try to learn French next year?<br>Yes, Tonya is going to try to learn French next year.<br>No, Tonya isn’t going to try to learn French next year.Is Tonya going to try to learn French next year?
Yes, Tonya is going to try to learn French next year.
No, Tonya isn’t going to try to learn French next year.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">How long is the computer going to take to update?<br>The computer is going to take a minute to update.<br>The computer isn’t going to update until tomorrow.How long is the computer going to take to update?
The computer is going to take a minute to update.
The computer isn’t going to update until tomorrow.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Where are you and Tim going to be all afternoon?<br>Tim and I are going to be in the garden all afternoon.<br>Tim and I aren’t going to be in the garden this afternoon.Where are you and Tim going to be all afternoon?
Tim and I are going to be in the garden all afternoon.
Tim and I aren’t going to be in the garden this afternoon.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Are Sarah and Randy still going to go to Greece next month?<br>Yes, Sarah and Randy are still going to go to Greece next month.<br>No, Sarah and Randy aren’t going to go to Greece next month.Are Sarah and Randy still going to go to Greece next month?
Yes, Sarah and Randy are still going to go to Greece next month.
No, Sarah and Randy aren’t going to go to Greece next month.


<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Where are you going to wait for me?<br>I am going to wait for you at the bus stop.<br>I’m not going to wait for you at the bus stop. I’ll be beside the store.Where are you going to wait for me?
I am going to wait for you at the bus stop.
I’m not going to wait for you at the bus stop. I’ll be beside the store.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Am I going to want to bring a coat?<br>Yes, you are going to want to bring a coat.<br>No, you aren’t going to want to bring a coat.Am I going to want to bring a coat?
Yes, you are going to want to bring a coat.
No, you aren’t going to want to bring a coat.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Is he going to be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury?<br>Yes, he is going to be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury.<br>No, he isn’t going to be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury.Is he going to be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury?
Yes, he is going to be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury.
No, he isn’t going to be sad when he hears about his friend’s injury.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Is she going to bake some cookies for the party?<br>Yes, she is going to bake some cookies for the party.<br>No, she isn’t going to bake any cookies for the party.Is she going to bake some cookies for the party?
Yes, she is going to bake some cookies for the party.
No, she isn’t going to bake any cookies for the party.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Is it going to heal?<br>Yes, it is going to heal if you give it time.<br>No, it isn’t going to heal, even if you give it time.Is it going to heal?
Yes, it is going to heal if you give it time.
No, it isn’t going to heal, even if you give it time.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Are you going to swim all day?<br>Yes, we are going to swim all day.<br>No, we aren’t going to swim all day.Are you going to swim all day?
Yes, we are going to swim all day.
No, we aren’t going to swim all day.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Are they ever going to forget about this?<br>Yes, they are never going to forget about this.<br>No, they are going to forget about this eventually.Are they ever going to forget about this?
Yes, they are never going to forget about this.
No, they are going to forget about this eventually.

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<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">We hope these simple future tense examples have been useful for you. If you want to know more about the simple future tense and how it can be taught to children, take a look at our post on the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://thelearnersnook.com/2020/08/05/simple-future-tense/&quot; target="_blank">simple future tense</a>. We hope these simple future tense examples have been useful for you. If you want to know more about the simple future tense and how it can be taught to children, take a look at our post on the simple future tense

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">As well, we recognize that some of these simple future tense examples may be beyond your skill level. You may not yet fully understand how or why it is written the way it is. If that’s the case, we are here to help. Just click on the link below, and we will explain to the best of our abilities. As well, we recognize that some of these simple future tense examples may be beyond your skill level. You may not yet fully understand how or why it is written the way it is. If that’s the case, we are here to help. Just click on the link below, and we will explain to the best of our abilities. 

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