Intermediate grammar exercise: future simple
English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level.
In this exercise you will practise word order and negatives in the future simple tense.
Instructions: Make each of the following gramatically negative. Use the contracted form won’t.
|Structure of future simple|
I will (I'll) be there tomorrow.
You will (you'll) be there.
He/she/it will (he'll) be there.
We will (we'll) be there.
They will (they'll) be there.
I won't (will not) be there.
You won't be there.
He/she/it won't be there.
We won't be there.
They won't be there.
Will I be there tomorrow?
Will you be there?
Will he/she/it be there?
Will we be there?
Will they be there?
|Future simple - common mistakes|
|Common mistakes||Correct version||Why?|
|The phone's ringing.
~ OK, I'm going to answer it.
|Ok - I'll answer it.||If the action is decided at the moment of speaking, we use will.|
|I'm sure he is going to help you.||I'm sure he will help you.||When we say what we think or expect, we use will.|
|I won't probably be there.||I probably won't be there.
I'll probably be there.
|The adverbs definitely and probably come before won't, but after will.|
|I promise I'm going to help.||I promise I'll help.||After promise we usually use will, not the 'going to' future.|
|I'll call you when I'll get to my office.||I'll call you when I get to my office.||When we refer to the future in adverbial clauses, we normally use the present simple (after when, as soon as and until).|
|If you will give me your address, I'll send you a postcard.||If you give me your address, I'll send you a postcard.||When we refer to the future in conditional clauses, we usually use the present simple.|
|I can't see you next week - I will return to Paris.||I can't see you next week - I am returning / am going to return to Paris.||For decisions made in the past and for things we have arranged, we use the present continuous or the 'going to' future.|