We can change the way a verb sounds to indicate the action will be taking place in the future.

When we are talking or writing about actions (verbs) that have not taken place, yet we are looking to form the verb in the future tense. The most common form of the future tense is placing the word "will" before the verb in question. This form of future tense use is referred to as simple future tense. If you have an event taking place in the future that will be ongoing you would use the future progressive tense. This is usually seen by placing the words "will be" before the verb. The future perfect tense is used when we know something will be completed in the future, but we just are not sure when. The words “will have” are usually found in front of these words. Alternatively, when you know of an ongoing action that at a specific time will complete, you would use the future perfect progressive tense.

In most circumstances when we are talking about the future tense many times the verb will have -ing added to it. You will find the need to focus all four of the different forms of future tense in your writing often. Make sure to just take your time and see which version would make it the clearest for your audience.

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Printable Future Tense Worksheets

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Future Time

There are two ways to express that something is going to happen in future time. Study the guidelines for using will and going to.

Writing about the Future

Complete each sentence, using the future perfect continuous form of the verb in parentheses.

Will Have + Past Participle

Complete each sentence using the prompts in parentheses.

Fill It Up

Fill in the blank in each sentence with the correct future time form of the verb provided.

Future Time Worksheet

Read Paul's schedule. Then answer each question using a complete sentence.

In the Parentheses

Make the future tense as indicated in parentheses.

Which One Fits?

Make the future tense as indicated in parentheses.

Future Perfect

Complete each sentence with the future perfect form of the verb in parentheses. Remember, the future perfect tense is formed with will have + past participle.

Future Perfect Continuous

Complete each sentence with the future perfect continuous form of the verb in parentheses. Remember, the future perfect continuous tense is formed with will have + been + verb's present participle.

Simple Future Perfect Tense

The simple future perfect tense expresses an action that has not yet happened, but which is expected to happen in the future.

The Future - In the Past

Use the phrases was/were going to and the verbs in parentheses to match the independent clauses below to the dependent clauses provided. Complete each sentence with one of the dependent clauses.

Was / Were Going To

Choose from the verb provided to complete each sentence using the was/were going to construction.

Present Continuous

Read the schedule below. Then use the present continuous form to write what Kelly is going to do each day. Follow the example.

Future Time: Will/Going To

Write the second sentence using the correct future form.

Writing Future Time

Demonstrate your proficiency with the future tense by writing sentences to satisfy the prompts.