Basic English Grammar
Tanggal Terbit: February 8, 2010


USAGE : Simple future tense is used to express a prediction or a plan that may or maynot happen in the future time.

KEY : Use /will/ or /shall/ to construct this tense.

Look at this following formation!

Verbal Simple Future Tense

USAGE : Verbal simple future tense is used when the verb is in lexical-meaning-word. Therefore, place Bare-Infinitive after the auxilliary will or shall.

For examples:

When the sentence is changed into negative sentence, place /not/ behind the auxilliary

For examples:

Will + not    => Will not or /won't/
shall + not    => shall not or /shan't/

She won't believe in what I say.
we shan't warn him for his mistakes.
The members will not attend the party next week.

Then, place the auxilliary when you want to make an interrogative sentence.

For examples:

Will you come along with us?
Shall we admit everything to them?

The answer will be like these:

Yes, I will.
No, I won't.


Yes, we shall.
No, we shan't.

Nominal Simple Future Tense

USAGE : Nominal simple future tense is used when the verb is structural-meaning-word or /be/.

For examples:

She will be here on time.

Remember that you have to place non-verbs after /be/, they are:

1. Noun
2. Noun Phrase
3. Pronoun
4. adverb
5. Adjective

Place /not/ after will or shall and when you change it into interrogative, then place will or shall at the beginning of the sentence!

For Examples:

(+) Andi will be better soon.
(-) Andi will not (or, /won't/) be better soon.
(?) Will andi be better soon ?


Besides, /Be going to/ can substitute the functions or the position of /shall/ or /will/ in the sentence.

For examples:

She is going to go to the zoo next week.

The phrase /is going to/ is to express something 75% predicted will occur.

Study this follows!

One of them is going to go out a minute later.
The simple method is going to explain all the things we argued.
The new lecturer is going to teach us next month.


Next + name of time, e.g. next time, next week, next year, etc

.... Later, e.g. three minutes later

Tomorrow, e.g. I'll see you tomorrow.

In the following day, e.g. the lesson ill be discussed in the following day.

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