The future tense in English describes events that are going to happen IN THE FUTURE! There are several ways to form it, but the most common one is to start with the verb "will". "They will go to Kentucky on Thursday." "Esmerelda will not be attending the movie premiere."
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- Not that I know a lot about English writing, that is why I am trying to learn it better. wouldn't you say " I am eating a cupcake." for say better agreement, rather than "I eat a cupcake." Just curious. thanks.(2 votes)
- They are both valid sentences, grammatically. In a situation where you are eating a cupcake right then and there in that moment, you'd say "I am eating a cupcake".
But when talking about habitual things, like cupcake-eating, the phrase would make more sense to say. For example, "Usually after dinner, I eat a cupcake for dessert". You are saying this event happens regularly.(5 votes)
- wouldn’t the present tense be “I am eating this cupcake.” i feel like i eat this cupcake sounds weird(4 votes)
- When will we use “shall??”(2 votes)
- Technically, "shall" should be used for the first person future tense, like: "I shall eat," or "We shall go home."
"Shall" is definitely losing favor now, and you might only choose to use it in more formal settings.(5 votes)
- Wouldn’t you say ‘I AM eatING this cupcake’? Because ‘I eat this cupcake’ doesn’t have a time, right? ‘I eat this cupcake every day’(2 votes)
- There are multiple types (called aspects) of the present tense.
Here are some examples:
Simple present: I eat this cupcake.
Present progressive: I am eating this cupcake.
Present perfect: I have eaten this cupcake.
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- what is I said I am going to eat this cupcake? Is that future tense as well?(3 votes)
- Well if your going to do something that is still in the future because you have not done it yet and are not doing it so I belive that is future tense .(2 votes)
- [Voiceover] Hello, grammar pals, and welcome to the future, full of jet packs and spaceships and shiny jumpsuits, and also the word "will"! There's a lot of will in the future, by which I mean we use this word, "will", to form the future tense in English. So, in the present tense you'd say, "I eat this cupcake." That's the present. But in the future, you would say "I will eat this cupcake." Because we use the future to talk about stuff that's happening later than now. Literally, it's in the future, so it's later, as opposed to the present, which talks about now, and the past which talks about stuff that has already happened, happened earlier. So the most common way to form the future is to just make a sentence in the present tense and then before the verb, just stick "will" in there. So, "I pet the triceratops." Everyone's favorite dinosaur. Wish I could pet one. Can't, they're extinct. "I pet the triceratops." But in the future, maybe when they clone dinosaurs, "I will pet the triceratops." And we will be best buds. So that's the most basic way of forming the future. You can also use "is going to". So you could say, "Lorraine is going to visit Canada." And that's another way to form the future. But the most common way to do it is to just put in "will". Just write the sentence as you would for the present tense, but then you just gotta pop in "will". "I eat this cupcake." is the present, "I will eat this cupcake." In the future. That's the future tense. You will be able to learn anything. David, out.