Tiempo futuro (ingles)

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There is no one future tense in English.  Instead, several verb forms and auxiliaries might be used to express the future.


1 will + infinitve:(shall after I and we in formal English)

1.) a prediction without proof and which is based upon your own opinion

I think Labour will win the elections. (That is my opinion.)

2.)in the First Conditional but never after if

If you aren’t careful, you’ll break that glass.

3.) a decision or an intention made at the moment of speaking

Someone is knockingat the door.  I’ll open it.


2 - to be going to + infinitive:

1.) a prediction based on a present fact or some evidence

Look at the sky.  It ‘s going to be a lovelyday. (The sky proves this.)

2.) a decision or an intention made before the moment of speaking

When she grows up, she is going to be a ballet dancer.


3 the PresentProgressive or Continuous

1.) a future arrangement (made an  appointment)

I’m seeing Aïda next month. (You have bought the tickets already.)


4 the Present Simple1.) the certain future of a timetable or calendar

My flight leaves at 10.00.

It is my birthday tomorrow.

2.) after if, when, before and so on in the First Conditional

If theweather turns bad, the picnic will be cancelled.


5 the Future Continuous: will + be + -ing form

1.) an activity that will be in progress before  and after a time inthe future

Don’t phone at 8.00, because we will be having dinner.

2.) a future event that will happen in he natural course of events

Don’t worry about our guests.  They’ll bearriving any minute now.


6 the Future Perfect

1.) an action that will be completed before a definite time in the future.

I’ll have done all my work by this evening.
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