Simple Future Tense

Definition: The Simple Future Tense, also known as Future Indefinite Tense, is used to describe an action which has not occurred yet and will occur in coming time. For example, "He will eat pizza tomorrow", in this sentence the person intends for eating pizza at the time of tomorrow. Simplest action in future is referred as Future Indefinite Tense. In short, these sentences express actions which will be done in future.

Rules: Helping verb " will " or " shall " is used in sentence. 1st form of verb is used as main verb in sentence

Structure of Future Indefinite Tense

Below is Future Indefinite Tense formula to understand its structure. It is easy to learn to make correct sentences of all types of this tense.

Positive Sentence Formula



  1. You will learn typing.
  2. I shall buy a bike tomorrow.

Negative Sentence Formula

Note: In negative sentence, "not" is placed between helping verb and main verb in sentence.


  1. You will not learn typing.
  2. I shall not buy a bike tomorrow.

Interrogative Sentence Formula



  1. Will you learn typing?
  2. Shall I buy a bike tomorrow?
  3. Where shall he sell his car?

Note: The words "what, where, when, how, etc." will be used before " will " or " shall " in such kind of interrogative sentences.

Interrogative Negative Sentence Formula

Note: In Simple Future Tense, interrogative negative sentences are just like interrogative affirmative sentences with only use of " not " after subject.


  1. Will our teacher not come tomorrow?
  2. Shall we not go to shool tomorrow?

Rule: Must put Question Mark (?) in the end of interrogative and negative interrogative sentences.

Important Points

  1. There is no need to use Future indefinite tense when any action is arranged or planned in the near future. In this case, we use present continuous tense
    For example: My baby is coming home tomorrow.
  2. This tense normally gives expressions about pure or colorless future. When there is a complete intention present while talking then going to + infinitive verb is used.
    For Example: She is going to sign this letter.
  3. This tense is also used to talk about those things which we believe that they will occur in future.
    For example: I think Pakistan will win this match.
    We can also use Probably, I expect, I believe as well.

Different Forms of Future Indefinite Tense

Affirmative Form
  1. I shall eat
  2. We shall eat
  3. You will eat
  4. He/she will eat
  5. They will eat
Question Form
  1. Shall I eat?
  2. Shall we eat?
  3. Will you eat?
  4. Will he/she eat?
  5. Will they eat?
Negative Form
  1. I shall not eat
  2. We shall not eat
  3. You will not eat
  4. He/she will not eat
  5. They will not eat

Future Simple Tense Examples

Positive Sentences

  1. He will start a business.
  2. She will send me a letter.
  3. I shall give you a pen tomorrow.
  4. Students will take exams at the end of semester.
  5. They will buy a new car.
  6. The Pattern of exam will change next year.
  7. Pakistan will win the match.
  8. I will take umbrella.
  9. Akbar will pay his tuition fee.

Negative Sentences

  1. He will not start a business.
  2. She will not send me a letter.
  3. I shall not give you a pen tomorrow.
  4. They will not buy a new car.
  5. The pattern of exam will not change next year.

Interrogative Sentences

  1. Will he start a business?
  2. Shall I give you a pen tomorrow?
  3. Will students take exams at the end of semester?
  4. Will the pattern of exam change next year?
  5. What will he gift you?

Interrogative Negative Sentences

  1. Will she not send me a letter?
  2. Will they not buy a new car?
  3. Shall we not take exams at the end of semester?

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List of all English Tenses

Below is list of all English tenses including the structure and explanation of use of each tense:

Present Tense
  1. Present Simple (Indefinite) Tense
  2. Present Continuous Tense
  3. Present Perfect Tense
  4. Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Tense
  1. Past Simple (Indefinite) Tense
  2. Past Continuous Tense
  3. Past Perfect Tense
  4. Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Tense
  1. Future Indefinite (Simple) Tense
  2. Future Continuous Tense
  3. Future Perfect Tense
  4. Future Perfect Continuous Tense

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