The simple future is a verb tense that’s used to talk about things that haven’t happened yet.
Use the simple future to talk about an action or condition that will begin and end in the future.
How to Form the Simple Future
The formula for the simple future is will + [root form of verb].
It doesn’t matter if the subject is singular or plural; the formula for the simple future doesn’t change.
There is another way to show that something will happen in the future. It follows the formula [am/is/are] + going to + [root form verb].
The “going to” construction is common in speech and casual writing. Keep in mind though that it’s on the informal side, so it’s a good idea to stick to the will + [root form] construction in formal writing.
How to Make the Simple Future Negative
To make the simple future negative, the formula is will + not + [root form].
Using the “going to” construction, the formula is [am/is/are] + not + going to + [root form].
How to Ask a Question
To ask a question in the simple future, the formula is will + [subject] + [root form].
The formula for the “going to” construction is [am/is/are] + [subject] +going to + [root form].
Common Verbs in the Simple Future
The “Going to” Construction