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TESOL Videos - The Future Tenses - Review of the Future Tenses - Additional Tenses in the Future
Besides the four future tenses in English (future simple, future continuous, future perfect and the future perfect continuous) there are three additional tenses we can use when speaking about the future. These include the 'going to' future, the present continuous and the present simple. This video gives you an overview how to use them for future statements.
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Unit 8 was a lesson about Future Tenses. There are seven future tenses when including the future forms. Four future tenses follow the pattern of present and past tenses. They are the Future Simple, Future Continuous, Future Perfect, and Future Perfect Continuous. However, unlike the other tenses, the future tense has 3 other forms of future, which include the 'Be going' + infinitive form, present simple used to speak of the future, and present continuous used to speak of the future. The structure of each tense or form is listed below: Future Simple - Subject + will (shall, may, might) + base form of the verb Future Continuous - Subject + will + be + verb + ing Future Perfect - Subject + will + have + past participle Future Perfect Continuous - Subject + will + have + been + verb + ing Going to Future - Subject + present form of be + going + to + base verb Present Simple - Subject + present simple verb form Present Continuous - Subject + present correct form of be + verb + ing The primary usage of each tense or form is listed below: Future Simple - Used for spontaneous decisions, predictions with no evidence, future facts, and promises or threats. Future Continuous - Used for actions in progress at a future time, predictions of the present, and polite inquiries. Future Perfect - Used in speaking about actions that will be completed before a future time. Future Perfect Co