There are several ways to talk about the future. You can use:
-be going to -will -present progressive -simple present
Sometimes only one form of the future is appropriate, but inmany cases more than one form is possible.
- To make predictions or guesses about the future use:
be going to or will
Use be going to instead of will when something in the present helps youmake the prediction about the future.
- To talk about future intentions or plans, use: -be going to or -will or -present progressive
We often use will when we decide something at the momentof speaking.
We often use the present progressive when we talk about future plans that are already arranged. Details (time, place)
- To talk about scheduled future events (timetables, programs,schedules), use the simple present. Verbs such as start, leave, end, and begin are often used this way.
1. Will / Going to = predictions
-Going to: predictions based on evidence / arranged plans-Will: Decisions at the moment / intentions. (one day I’ll study in a foreign country).
2. Present Progressive (arranged plans with details)
3. Present Simple (scheduled activities)
FUTURE TIMECLAUSES (Clause: group of words that are connected and have a verb and a subject.)
1. When a sentence about future time has two clauses, the verb in the main clause is often in the future (will or begoing to). But the verb in the time clause is often in the simple present. (She’ll look for a job /main clause/ when she graduates /time clause/).
Be careful! Do not use will or be going to in afuture time clause. The time clause can come at the end or the beginning of the sentence. The meaning is the same.
Use a comma after the time clause when it comes at the beginning. Do not use a commawhen it comes at the end.
2. Here are some time expressions you can use to begin future time clauses:
-When, after, not until, and as soon as often introduce the event that happens first....