Future Tenses - Exercises

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Choose the correct verbs, using each tense once.
Future I (will or going to), future II, simple present or present progressive

  1. The train at 11:20.time set by a train schedule → simple present
  2. Wait! I you.spontaneous decision → future I (will)
  3. As we want to get better marks in English, we harder in the future.planned action for the future → future I (going to)
  4. Josh to the cinema with his friends tonight.set appointment in the near future → present progressive
  5. I am afraid they everything by the time we arrive.action that will have been completed by a certain point in the future → future II

Complete the sentences for situations in the future. Decide which tense you need to use.

  1. Aaron is carrying two tyres – he (change)  the tyres on a car.something indicates that the action is about to take place → future I (going to)
  2. Next week (be)  the beginning of winter and the weather forecast says that there (be)  snow tomorrow.1st space: time determined by calendar → simple present|2nd space: event that can't be influenced → future I (will)
  3. That’s why many of the garage’s customers have made an appointment and (call in)  today to get their winter tyres.set agreement (appointment) for the near future → present progressive
  4. By the end of the day, Aaron (mount)  about 80 tyres.action will have been completed by a certain future point in time → future II
  5. He (be/probably)  tired after that.supposition about the future → future I (will)
  6. It’s a lot of work for one day, but his customers promise that next year they (have)  their tyres changed earlier.For promises we generally use the future I (will).|Future I (going to) is also correct, but less common than will.
  7. That’s what they always say, but they (forget/surely)  about it by next year.action will have been completed by a certain future point in time → future II
  8. Some customers have agreed that they (pick up)  their cars tomorrow.two possibilities:|the action can be seen as a set agreement for the near future → present progressive|or|it can be understood as an existing intention → future I (going to)
  9. They have decided to go home by bus, which (stop)  in front of the garage every hour.action is determined by a bus plan → simple present

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