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Future Tenses

1)The Future Simple
2)The Future Continuous
3)The Future Perfect

1)The Future Simple:
It is used to describe actions which will take place in the future.
e.g. I will go to Annaba next month.  
- The future simple has many forms:
a) to be going to ( to be is in the present simple ) form, which is used to express intentions or plans. At the moment of speaking, the plans have already been made.
e.g.  I am going to visit my aunt.
b) the present continuous form, which is used to describe fixed arrangements in the near future.
e.g. We are having an exam next Tuesday.
c) Shall / will form:
is the grammatically correct form and used with I and we.
e.g. We shall meet tomorrow morning.
* But now, shall is only used for formal English and to make a suggestion or to offer something.
e.g. Shall I repeat the question?
*Will is often used to:  
a) express a fact or a forecast.
e.g. There will be a tornado over the Sahara tomorrow.  
b) offer to do something:
e.g. I will do the shopping for you.
c) make a request.  
e.g. Will you open the door, please?  
d) for a polite invitation.
e.g. Will you have some more tea?

2)The Future Continuous:
Its form is: will be plus the gerund of the verb.  
e.g. I will be reading a book by then.
- It is used to describe an action taking place within a stated period of time in the future.  
e.g. I will be teaching from 1.00 p.m. till 4.00 p.m.  
- It is used to describe an action continuing at a given point of time in the future, but the action will begin before and end after that point.
e.g. When we get to Oran, it will probably be raining.
- It is used to describe a routine future action.  
e.g. I will be seeing my friend tomorrow anyway. So I can give him this book.  

3)The Future Perfect:
Its form is: will have plus the past participle of the verb.
e.g. He will have earned a  Doctorate degree by 2008.  
- It is used to describe an action that will be in the past at a given point of time in the future. (We generally use
by before the given point of time in the futur.)
e.g. I will have finished my research paper by the end of the month.

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