Future Tense – Will & Going to
Hello my name is Ronnie and I’m going to teach you English. Today we are going to talk about something that everyone lost to talk about right now the future. Right now the way the world use the future is not looking to bright easy. Never mind all that. It doesn’t matter.
We are going to talk about the future tense. We can speak about things that happened in the past, things that happened before, things that are happening right now and also things that are going to happen. These are the meanings of the future tense.
We actually have two ways to talk about the future. The first one is using “will”. So you can say :
Tomorrow I will eat tacos.
May be you want to talk about your friend. May be tomorrow your friend is not going to eat tacos, you friend is going to eat pasta.
In that case we can use “she” for a girl and use “he” for a man.
Always remember she is for girl, he is for boy.
She will eat pasta.
How about your father, what is he going to eat tonight.
He is going to eat hamburgers.
I’ve just told you that in the future tense we can use will.
I will eat tacos.
And I said she will eat pasta. And than I said he going to eat hamburgers. Are you confused?
Don’t worry. If you look in a grammar book, it will tell you different things. I’ve read many grammar books, so they are all really exciting to . And every grammar book tells the different deal. Some people say that will is stronger than going to. But in a different grammar book it says that going to is stronger than will.
So who is right?
It doesn’t matter who is right. What matters is that you know when and how to use them.
So when we use will with he, she, I, we and they, we do not need to change anything.
They are staying the same: I will, he will, she will.
This is worried gets tricky. If you want to use going to you have to change this verb.
This is the basic “to be” verb.
So, do you know what the basic “to be” verb is when we use it with I?
We are going to use “going to” . I can say:
I am going to ….
If you want to make it shorter. You can say :
I’m going to …
If we use “he” (which is the boy) or “she” (girl) . We have to use is
He (She) is going to …
The way make this one shorter or more natural is that anyone know? We simply say:
He’s (She’s) going to …
So, we’ve said:
He’s going to
And we going to use “going to”.
What about we ? There is anyone remember that the verb “to be” when we use with we? It is “are”.
We also use “are” with they and you.
We are going to the park. They are going to the park. You are going to the park.
To make this one shorter we can change it to
They’re going to …
That is adding to our future tense. By the way Ta-ta-ta means you get to fill it what ever you want.
The other one future tense is “will”. As I’ve mentioned before every textbook says something different about the strength and when and why you should use “will” or ”going to”. There is one rule that I really follow. I don’t like to follow very many rules of myself but this is one that I think a little bit handy a little tip. We will use “will” when we do something very quickly with not thinking about it. For example if I’m sitting at my house with my mom, my dad, my two brothers and my two sisters and I are all home and the phone rings.
I’ll get it.
I didn’t say I am going to get it. Make it seems like it’s going to take me a long time.
Hold on! I’m going to get it. No. I have got to pick up phone right away . I’ll get it. And if you are they who play volleyball. When you are playing volleyball and the ball is coming at you. You don’t going to say: “That’s ok, I’m going to get it”. You say: ”It’s mine, I’ll get it.” And you get it. We use this when there is a very short time to think.
So, just use will you can remember it when there is a short thinking time or your decision is made quickly. What are you going to do tonight? I don’t know what I am going to do, but it real will be fun.
will – short thinking time
It will + verb
going to – long thinking time
I am going to + verb
She is going to + verb
You are going to + verb