This is a short worksheet which gets you to play around with the langauge and hopefully think about the different future forms and how we really use them.
"There is no future, just the past repeating itself."
"What future? No future."
"The future will take us where it will."
"There is no future tense in English."
"The future is simply a concept of time."
The quotes above, most of which are not actually in reference to language, remind us that there is no formal future tense. However, there are a number of different verb forms used to talk about the future:
Will / shall
Future perfect continuous
Be + infinitive
Write a sentence in the future following the example below and thinking about
what your focus is when you say the sentence.
See what other future forms you could use and how they change the meaning and or context.
Think about why some of the examples are just not possible.
As soon as we're done I hit the road.
As soon as we're done I'm hitting the road.
As soon as we're done I'm going to hit the road.
As soon as we're done I 'll hit the road.
As soon as we're done I'll have hit the road. (?)
As soon as we're done I'll have been hitting the road. (?)
As soon as we're done I might hit the road.
As soon as we're done I could hit the road.