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Simple Future Tense for Class 5 English

The simple future tense is important for daily communication like other tenses. It is used to refer to an action that will happen in the future. In this chapter, students will know the future tense meaning, usage and exception to the rules while using them.

In this learning concept, students will learn:

  • How to form a future tense sentence?
  • Format of future tense sentence.
  • Use of will and shall in future tense with examples in sentences.
  • Structure of simple future tense negative sentence examples.

Every concept for class 5 English students consists of examples, illustrations, and mind maps. They can assess their understanding of the concept by solving the two printable PDF simple future tense worksheets given at the end of the page. After that check your answers for the simple future tense exercises with the solutions provided in PDF format.


  • The simple future tense refers to an action that will occur in the future.
  • The future tense talks about assurance and facts.
  • It is formed by using the helping verbs ‘will’, ‘shall’ and ‘be going to’ with the main verb.


example of future tense

The sentence indicates that the action (mopping) has not taken place yet, but it will occur in the near future.

How to Form a Simple Future Tense?

1. We make the future tense by using the helping verb ‘will/shall’ along with the base verb.

Use of will in future tense sentence

a) Use of ‘will’:

  • The word ‘will’ or ‘shall’ can be used for all subjects, whether it is singular or plural. For instance, ‘they will’, ‘he shall’, etc.
  • The use of “will” refers to a kind of statement.
  • It can also be used to show a promise, a consequence, a prediction about the future, or just a decision.


1. Use of shall in future tense sentence

2. I will buy a dress for you tomorrow.

3. If you don’t study well, you will not pass the exam.

4. I think it will rain tomorrow.

b) Use of ‘shall’:

  • The word ‘shall’ is also used for almost the same purpose as ‘will’. But according to the traditional rule, we use ‘shall’ with the first-person pronouns (i.e. ‘I’ ). Hence ‘shall’ can also be used with second and third-person subjects to express determination.
  • The word ‘shall’ often indicates suggestions, or some type of formal obligation.

1. Use of going to in future tense sentence

2. You shall finish your homework before the class begins.

3. Rohan shall leave now since he has finished his homework.

4. He shall not violate the rule again.

2. Another variation of the word will and shall is ‘be going to’. When using this phrase with the main verb, it is used to talk about the future. As it shows something that is planned to happen in the near future.

Format of using shall in future tense sentence


1. Use of going to in future tense sentence

a) Use the auxiliary ‘am’ if the subject is the personal pronoun ‘I’.


I am going to cook dinner tonight.

b) Use the auxiliary ‘is’ if the subject is a singular noun or a singular pronoun (he, she, it).


  1. He is going to go fishing the day after tomorrow.
  2. She is going to talk to her mother.
  3. It is going to rain today.

c) Use the auxiliary ‘are’ if the subject is a plural noun and pronoun (you, we, they).


  1. Several workers are going to be promoted this week.
  2. You are going to face bad weather when you arrive at the airport.

How to Make a Simple Future Tense Negative?

We can make the simple future tense negative by putting the word ‘not’ after the auxiliary ‘will’ and ‘shall’ and ‘be going to’ verb.


1. I will not go to school tomorrow.

2. Tony is not going to play with his friends from tomorrow.


In some cases, the present continuous tense may be used to denote the future tense.


Hemali is visiting tomorrow.

Mindmap for simple future tense
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