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'll answer it.||If the action is decided at the moment of speaking, we use 'will' / 'will not'.|
||I'm sure he will help you.||When we say what we think or expect, we use 'will'.|
I probably won't be there.
I'll probably be there.
|The adverbs 'definitely' and 'probably' comes before 'won't' but after 'will'.|
||I promise I'll help.||After 'promise' we usually use 'will', not the 'going to' future.|
||I'll call you when I come 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 give me your address, I'll send you a postcard.||When we refer to the future in conditional clauses, we normally use the present simple.|
||I can't see you next week. I am returning/am going to return to Paris.||To show that the decision was made in the past, we use the present continuous or the 'going to' future.|