- (grammar) The tense or time form of a verb used to refer to an event or occurrence that has not yet happened or is expected to happen in the future.
The simple future tense is made up of shall plus the infinitive (without "to") in the first person, and will plus the infinitive in the second and third persons.
- I shall go, we shall go
- You will go
- He, she, it, they will go
The emphatic future tense reverses the auxiliary verbs:
- I will go, we will go
- You shall go
- He, she, it, they shall go
Another form uses the progressive form of go plus the infinitive:
- I am going to walk, we are going to walk
- You are going to walk
- He, she, it is going to walk, they are going to walk
Besides these examples, there are other periphrastic forms to indicate future tense.