Making Sentences with Future Tense – Will and Shall

The future tense is used for an action which is about to take place.  It is formed by using shall or will and a simple.

Present tense – for example:

  1. They will work hard next week
  2. She will sell bread in the evening
  3. I shall eat rice tomorrow

Aside will and shall  – we also make use of “ be going to” to express a future action e.g.

  1. You were going to meet Lanre tonight
  2. Are you going to meet Lanre tonight?


Use the following to construct sentences in the futures tense:

(i)  Will  (ii) Be going to  (iii) Shall


Explain the following tense forms using your own words.

(i) Future tense    (2) past continuous tense

See also:

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