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Unit 2.1

Future Simple – Negative


The future is the tense used to talk about future events. We use the future simple structure to introduce predictions, beliefs or intentions about the future.

When expressed in its negative form, the verb denies something about the subject.

The negative form of future simple is:
Subject + will + not + verb.

  • Short version of the negative form is: “I’ll not/I won’t – You’ll not/You won’t – He’ll not/He won’t“.
I/You/He/She/It will not work
We/You/They will not work
  1. Promises
    • I won’t go there, I promise!
    • She promises she won’t wear a bikini.
    • We won’t tell you if he shows up.
  2.  Spontaneous decisions
    • It’s hot, I won’t put my gloves on.
    • We won’t come tonight.
    • I won’t call you back!
  3.  Hopes/opinions
    • I hope they won’t leave soon.
    • I think she won’t pay with cash.
    • In my opinion, they won’t buy this business.

Future simple is used to:

  1. Make promises;
  2. Make spontaneous decisions;
  3. Express hopes or opinions.

We use the future simple to introduce predictions, beliefs or intentions about the future and we are usually certain that these events will happen. When used in its negative form, something about the subject is denied.

The future simple in its negative form has this structure:
Subject + will + not + verb.

For example:
— “I will not go to the supermarket today.” = We use the future simple because it expresses a decision.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.


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