Monday, November 17, 2014

¿Qué será, será?

what will be, will be...
Do you still have problems with expressing the future in English???
Watch this classic song about the future and then read the summary.


This is a summary of the different ways of expressing the future in English. I hope you find it useful.

FUTURE
There are different ways of expressing the future in English:



PRESENT SIMPLE
·         Timetables, schedules or routines
·         In time clauses with after, as soon as, before, when, while, until
PRESENT CONTINUOUS
·         Planned future events when there is a firm intention
·         Fixed arrangements in the future
·         Never use it for predictions or events over which we have no control
BE GOING TO
·         Predictions based on some present or strong evidence
·         Plans where there is just an intention
WILL
·         Predictions  based on our opinion or experience
·         With verbs like think, bet, expect, hope, imagine, wonder, I’m sure
·         Spontaneous decisions (taken at the moment of speaking)
·         Promises, requests and offers
·         Use it in formal contexts rather than going to
SHALL
·         Only 1st person singular/plural

·         Invitation/suggestion


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