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 this is when we are placing the word "will" before the verb in question. This form used within sentences 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 down the road in time, but we just are not sure when that will occur. 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. The goal of these worksheets is to improve student grammar and syntax by writing sentences and forming questions based on prompts. We also have students edit sentences to change the entire message that was originally presented. We start this skill by immersing students in the writing process. If you see that a student is struggling, we offer worksheets in the middle of the pack to just work on simple word placement. We finish off by offering a series of scenarios where we ask students to write original and creative thoughts that use this skill to improve the concepts.

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Printable Future Tense Worksheets

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Time to Come

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

Writing In Coming Times

Complete each sentence, using the 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 the form of the verb provided.

Practice Worksheet

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

In the Parentheses

Make the word choice as indicated in parentheses.

Which One Fits?

Look inside the parentheses and determine which word best would suit that situation.

Perfect with My Past Participles

Complete each sentence with the displayed form of the verb in parentheses. These things were completed already.

Perfect Continuous Form

Complete each sentence with the perfect continuous form of the verb in parentheses. The word "been" will appear often in these sentences.

Simple Perfect

The simple perfect form expresses an action that has not yet happened, but which is expected to happen at some point.

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.

Use of: Will/Going To

Write the second sentence using the correct word form.

Writing Ahead In Time

Demonstrate your proficiency with this skill by writing sentences to satisfy the prompts.