Unit 11: I will (future)


Vidéos pour l’unité 11 de votre livre, Free English Grammar.

 

I have a shower every day. This morning I had a shower. Tomorrow,

I will have a shower.

Positive/negative

I

you

he/she/it

we

they

will/won’t

be

do

have

go

…etc

Questions

Will

I

you

he she it

we

they

go?

say?

Do?

be?

..etc.

Will is used for the future:

  • Tomorrow, I will be in Manchester on business

  • Don’t call tonight, I won’t be at home

  • It will be a hard match, but I’m sure we’ll win

Will often shows we are not sure

  • I think it will rain this afternoon

  • I don’t know what to do – maybe I’ll ask Jan about it

Will can mean a spontaneous decision:

  • The phone’s ringing – I’ll answer it

  • If you don’t have a pen I’ll lend you one

Shall

Shall is the same as will when used with I and we:

  • I shall be late / I will be late

  • We shall buy some souvenirs / we will buy some souvenirs

  • This is not an absolute rule! Native speakers sometimes say ‘he shall’, or ‘they shall’

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