Grade 6 Grammar Lesson 5 Expressing the future

When do we use the simple future tense?
What is the structure of simple future tense?
What is the difference between ‘will’ and ‘going to’?
Do we also use the simple present tense and the present continuous tense to talk about future plans?

Grade 6 Grammar Lesson 5 Expressing the future (0)

We usually use the simple future tense (will/ shall + verb) to express the future as a fact, especially for actions we can’t control.

We use the simple future to say what we think or believe will happen in the future. We say: I think, I expect, I hope, I’m sure, I believe….

We also use will to express a decision we make for the first time.

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