Expressing the future – all the other ways

And here are aaall the other ways to express the future:

  1. Using the present simple for something scheduled:
    • Example: “We have our first a dancing class next Monday”.
  2. Using Be Going To: to express intentions, plans, or predictions about the future. Formed with “am/is/are” + “going to” + base verb
    • Example: “She is going to study abroad next year“.
  3. Using Present Continuous: Used to talk about future arrangements or plans that have already been made. Formed with “am/is/are” + present participle (-ing form) of the verb
    • Example: “We are having dinner at 7 p.m. tomorrow“.
  4. Using will:
    • when we express beliefs about the future:
      • Example: “It will be a nice day tomorrow“.
    • to mean want to or be willing to:
      • Example: “I hope you will come to my birthday party“.
    • to make offers and promises :
      • Example: “I’ll send you an email“.
    • to talk about offers and promises:
      • Example: “He will help with the dishes“.
  5. Using verbs like would like, plan, want, mean, hope, expect to talk about the future:
    • Example: “We plan to go to Portugal for our holidays next year“.
  6. Using modals may, might and could when we are not sure about the future:
    • Example: “We could see her at the meeting“.
  7. Using should if we think there’s a good chance of something happening:
    • Example: “The movie should be over by ten o’clock“.

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