This note explains about the verbs expressing future.
I shall/will bethirteen next week.
The principal will not accept this proposal.
Yes, I will.
will/shall + the root form of the verb
Normally we use will with all persons. With first person, we may use shall instead of will, but even that is not common.
will/shall = 'll
will not = won't
shall not = shan't
The teacher is going to give us a test today.
It is going to rain.
We will be waiting for you.
He will be sleeping.
will be/shall be + -ing form of verb
We use this tense to express an action that will be in progress at a given moment in the future, or to express an action that is fairly certain to happen in the future: At 9 p.m., I shall be taking my dinner.
I shall have finished the painting by 8 p.m.
Will you have gone through my answers by tomorrow?
will have/shall have + past participle form of the verb
This tense is used to express an action completed before a given moment in the future: They will have declared the results by next Monday.
By,5 o'clock I will have been reading that novel for three hours.
will/shall + have been + -ing form of the verb
This tense is used to express an action which will begin before a definite moment in the future, will continue up to that moment and will be in progress even at that moment: By 5 p.m., I shall have been riding a bicycle for two hours.
Verbs: Expressing the Future
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