Future Tense Questions

English Communication Syllabus

FUTURE ACTIONS – QUESTIONS

There are 4 ways to describe future action questions

1. Simple Future Questions

[Vf] + [Subject (P) or (S)] + [Vs.pr(p)]

  • Vf = Futufre Verb, eg : Can, Will, Must, Should, May, Might
  • Vs.pr (p) = take (Verb – simple present plural), S = Singular, P = Plural

Examples :

  • Can I go there tomorrow?
  • Can she go there tomorrow?

2. Future Continuous Questions

[Vf] + [ I ] + [ be ] + [ Vc ]

[Vf] + [ Subject (S) ] + [ be ] + [ Vc ]

[Vf] + [ Subject (P) ] + [ be ] + [ Vc ]

  • Vc = Continuous Verb, eg : taking, S = Singular, P = Plural
  • Vf = Future Verb : will,  can, should, must, would etc

Examples :

  • eg : will I be taking, will she be taking
  • eg : will they be taking

3. Future Continuous and Simple Questions

[Am] + [I] + [going to] + [Vs.pr(p)]

[Is] + [Subject (S)] + [going to] + [Vs.pr(p)]

[Are] + [Subject (P)] + [going to] + [Vs.pr(p)]

Vs.p r(p)= Simple present (plural) Verb, eg : take, S = Singular, P = Plural

  • eg : am I going to take?
  • eg : is she going to take?
  • eg : are they going to take?

4. Future Non Verb Sentences

(Sentences using adjective, preposition, noun)

Note : Whenever there is no verb after a subject, future ‘to be’ ie  will be must be used before the adjective, preposition or noun. Note : S = Singular, P = Plural, p = preposition, a = adjective, n = noun

[Vf] + [ I ] + [ be ] + [ p / a / n ]

[Vf] + [ Subject (S) ] + [ be ] + [ p / a / n ]

[Vf] + [ Subject (P) ] + [ be ] + [ p / a / n ]

  • Vf = Future Verb : will, can, must, should, could, etc
  • eg : will I be satisfied?, will I be there?, will I be a nurse soon?
  • eg : will she be sad?, will she be there?, will she be a manager?
  • eg : will they be excited?, will they be in the room?, will they be lawyers soon?

Future Actions – Asking Questions

Note : S = Singular, P = Plural

1. Simple Future Questions

  • I : will I take a leave tomorrow? won’t I take a leave tomorrow?
  • S : will she take a leave tomorrow? won’t she take a leave tomorrow?
  • P : will they take a leave tomorrow? won’t take a leave tomorrow?

Note : There is a rule in English Grammar that whenever don’t, doesn’t, didn’t or won’t (will not)  are used, the verb to follow must be Simple Present Plural, eg : don’t take, doesn’t take, didn’t take, won’t take

2. Future Continuous Questions

  • I : I will I be taking the course next month? Why won’t I  be taking the course?
  • S : will she be taking the course next month? Why won’t she be taking the course?
  • P : will they be taking the course next month? Why won’t they be taking the course?

3. Future Continuous and Simple Questions

  • I : am I going to take dinner later? am I not going to take dinner?
  • S : is she going to take dinner later? is she not going to take dinner?
  • P : are they going to take dinner later? are they not going to take dinner?

4. Future Non Verb Questions

Adjective (a), Preposition (p), Noun (n)

  • I : will I be very happy (a)? will I not be confident (a)?
  • S : will she be in her office later (p)? will she not be in her room (p)?
  • P : will they be doctors soon (n)? will they not be lawyers (n)?

More Examples :

will you eat rice today? won’t you eat rice today?

will you be eating rice today? won’t you be eating rice today?

are you going to eat rice today? aren’t you going to eat rice today?

will you be there today? won’t you be there today?

will she eat rice today? won’t she eat rice today?

will she be eating rice today? won’t she be eating rice today?

is she going to eat rice today? isn’t she going to eat rice today?

will she be there today? won’t she be there today?

will they eat rice today? won’t they eat rice today?

will they be eating rice today? won’t they be eating rice today?

are they going to eat rice today? aren’t they going to eat rice today?

will they be there today? won’t they be there today?

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