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Unit 2.1

Future Simple Negative

Verbs

The future is the tense used to express 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 future simple, in its negative form, has this structure:
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…
SUBJECTFUTURE SIMPLE + NOTVERB
I/You/He/She/Itwill notwork
We/You/Theywill notwork
  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/predictions
    • 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, in its negative form, is used to:

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

We use the future simple, in the negative form, to deny predictions, beliefs or intentions about the future and when we are certain that these events will not happen.

The structure is:
Subject + will + not + verb + …

For example:
— “I will not go to the supermarket today.” = We use the future simple to express the 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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