Future simple

Form
Positive statement: I will study (I'll study), He will work (He'll work)
Negative statement: I will not study (I won't study), He will not study (He won't study)
Question form: Will you study?
Negative question: Will you not study? (Won't you study?)
In the future tense we can also use shall in the first person singular and plural (I, we). But it is quite formal in modern English and not very common.
I shall do it for you. We shall come soon.
The passive voice of the future tense: The car will be repaired. Songs will be sung. (See more at Active and passive voice.)


Use
1. The future simple tense is used to express a general intention.
He will change his job.
We'll travel abroad. (short form of will)
I will not need it.
They won't change the telephone number. (short form of will not)
Will you take the exam?

2. We use it for predictions or opinions.
It will snow in winter.
The horse will not win.
In the future simple tense we can use following verbs or adverbs to say that we assume something, but we are not sure: think, be sure, hope, believe, suppose, perhaps, possibly, probably, surely.
They'll probably study at university.
I don't think she'll accept it.

3. The future simple tense is used for a decision or offer made at the moment of speaking.
Can I walk you home? - No, thank you. I'll take a taxi.
Please, tell Peter about it. - O.K. I'll call him.

But: I am going to call Peter. Do you want me to say hello to him? (Going to shows our decision made before the moment of speaking

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