Contractions in the Future Tense

Future Tense - Lesson #8

Let's look at how we can use contractions when we are using the future tense. Remember that contractions are most common in speaking and informal writing.

Avoid using contractions when you are doing formal writing such as a business report, a contract, school paper, or essay.

1. We can make contractions with pronouns and "will". We cannot make contractions with a person's name and "will".

I will I'llYou will You'llWe will We'll
She will She'llHe will He'llIt will It'll
They will They'll
  • I'll go after I finish.
  • You'll be happy after you finish.
  • We'll be ready in 5 minutes.
  • She'll work here next month.
  • He'll leave soon.
  • It'll be good.
  • They'll come together.
2. For negative sentences, "will not" can change to "won't".
  • I won't go.
  • She won't come to the party tomorrow.
  • It won't rain tomorrow morning.
  • They won't like it.
Remember that for negative sentences, we can use contractions in two different ways. They are both fine.
  • She'll not come to the party.
  • She won't come to the party.

  • It'll not be cold tomorrow.
  • It won't be cold tomorrow.
3. For sentences using "going to" or "going to be" then we can use the "be verb contractions that we studied in the present tense lesson. The "be verbs" in these sentences are in the present tense even though the sentence is talking about the future.
  • She's going to come at 9.
  • She's not going come at 9.
  • She isn't going to come at 9.
  • They're going to meet us there.
  • We aren't going to be late.
  • I'm not going to wait forever.
It is helpful to look at many examples and practice making your own sentences when learning grammar.

Example Sentences
  • I'll be busy all week.
  • She'll be visiting her family this weekend.
  • They'll be back in one hour.
  • He'll eat after he exercises.
  • I'll come if you want me to.
  • It'll work if you do it right.

  • I won't watch that movie because I hate horror movies.
  • She won't be ready until 9.
  • They won't attend the meeting.
  • People won't be happy if you cancel your speech.
  • The company won't hire any new people for the rest of the year.
  • It won't be cold tomorrow.

  • I'm going to go soon.
  • She's going to get promoted this year.
  • They're going to get married next month.
  • It's going to rain tonight, so bring an umbrella.
  • He's going to be angry when he hears about this.
  • We're going to buy a new house as soon as we can afford it.

  • I'm not going to forget this!
  • She isn't going to leave until later.
  • He's not going to be at the meeting.
  • They aren't going to decide until next week.
  • We're not going to go on vacation this summer.
  • It isn't going to be ready for another 45 minutes.
English Conversation 1

A) What will you do tomorrow?
B) I have a lot of work. So, I'll be in the office all day.
A) Some friends and I are having a picnic. So, we'll be in the park if you want to stop by for a little bit.
B) I might stop by if I need a break. I'll call you if decide to.
A) Sounds good.

English Conversation 2

A) My sister is studying for her teacher's license again.
B) I heard that the test is hard.
A) It is. My sister failed it last year. She'll take it for the second time this year.
B) That must be stressful.
A) Definitely. She'll be worried until it is over.

If you complete this simple practice, then you will learn to speak English fluently and improve your English grammar skills. Finish the sentences below and then practice making your own sentences. It is the best way to learn English fast!

Tip: Say the sentence out loud. This will help you practice speaking and improve your pronunciation and fluency.

I'll _______________ next weekend.
I won't _______________ tomorrow.
You won't _______________.
We will _______________ next year.
We will not _______________.
She will _______________ later.
He won't _______________.
It will _______________.
It won't _______________ this evening.
They will _______________ when they get back from their trip.
They won't _______________.