Rules of Using Simple Future Tense

Future Tense is used to determine the action of a verb that is going to happen in the future. The sentences in this case are formed, mostly by using the auxiliary verbs “will” & “shall” and their derivatives.


Simple Future Tense takes the structure:

a. Ram + will/shall + go + to the market.
b. They + will/shall + sleep + early at night.

c. I + will/shall + eat + the cake.

Here, ( v1 ) represents the Root/Base form of the verb. Read Now:

Moving on, We will be discussing certain rules, and the uses of Simple Future Tense with Examples. Let’s Begin.

Rule 1 – Actions to Take Place in the Coming Time

  1. She will sleep at 10 O’clock.
  2. My brother will be 29 years old, next year.
  3. We shall visit our relatives tomorrow evening.

Rule 2 – Used with Principal Clause

In a conditional sentence, Simple Future Tense is used with the Principal Clause, and Simple Present Tense is used with the Subordinate Clause.


  1. She will come back, if you give her a call.
  2. When the Sun shines, the plants will cook food.

Rule 3 – Describing Future without using will / shall

Subject + has / have
  1. I have to study for 5 hours.
  2. He has to buy the shares of Reliance Industries.
  3. She has to wear beautiful dresses in high school.
Subject + is / are / am
  1. I am to visit New Delhi.
  2. He is to wear the green suit.
  3. They are to come dance in the party.
Subject + is are / am + about
  1. I am about to visit New Delhi.
  2. The patient is about to die soon.
  3. She is about to sing in the night club.
Subject + is are / am + going
  1. Yash is going to read several books.
  2. He is going to buy an iPhone tomorrow.
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