Future: Will / Won’t – Part 1

You can use will / won’t for future predictions.

Example:

  • The world’s population will reach 10 billion in the year 2050.

Positive / Negative

I

You

He

She

It

We

They

will (+)won’t (-) have

Examples: Predictions for the year 2050.

  • In the year 2050, we will have flying cars.
  • In the year 2050, there won’t be any more war.
  • In the year 2050, people will live until they are 100 years old.
  • In the year 2050, countriesĀ won’t fight againstĀ each other.
  • In the year 2050, everyone will speak at least three languages.

With will, it’s common to use the short forms:

  • I will –> I’ll
  • You will –> You’ll
  • He will –> He’ll
  • She will –> She’ll
  • It will –> It’ll
  • We will –> We’ll
  • They will –> They’ll

Questions

Will I

you

he

she

it

we

they

get…?

Examples: Thinking about next year

  • Will you get a promotion next year?
    Yes, I think I will!
  • Will he travel to the U.S.A. next year?
    No, he won’t.
  • Will the economy improve next year?
    Yes, it will.
  • Will we buy a house next year?
    No, we won’t.
  • Will they win the lottery next year?
    Maybe!

 

You can add a question word at the beginning.
A common question word to use is When:

  • When will you get a promotion?
    Next year, I hope.
  • When will he travel to the U.S.A.?
    Next week.
  • When will the economy improve?
    I don’t know.
  • When will we buy a house?
    In 2015.

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