TOEIC Grammar Basics - the future

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Future time in English

Unlike many other languages, English does not have a future tense. Instead, there are different ways to express future time in English.

Look at the chart below to understand different ways to express future events in English:

The present

Scheduled events

My bus comes at 7:05

The present continuous

Arrangements

I'm fixing my bike tonight.

Will (modal) + verb

Predictions, uncertainty or sudden decisions

John doesn't think he'll go to the party.

Am/ is / are going to

Intentions, concrete ideas

I'm going to change careers soon.


Now that you've seen some examples, try the following sentences:

1. Our break today _______________ (be) a little longer than yesterday's.

2. (Attend, you) ____________________ the lecture this evening? The speaker is well-known.

3. (Do) I ________________________ my shopping this evening. I have no more eggs nor bread.

4. The train _________________ from the station at 6:15 am.

5. I have nothing else to do, so I guess I ________________ do my homework.

Click here for the correct answers:

1. Our break today will be a little longer than yesterday's.

2. Are you attending the lecture this evening? The speaker is well-known.

3. I am going to do my shopping this evening. I have no more eggs nor bread.

4. The train leaves from the station at 6:15 am.

5. I have nothing else to do, so I guess I will do my homework.

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