Future Simple – Will: Form and Usage

We use ‘will’ to talk about the future.

FORM:
Affirmative
SUBJECT+WILL+BASE FORM OF A VERB
You will miss the sale if you don’t buy the sweater today.

Negative
SUBJECT+WILL+NOT (or WON’T) + BASE FORM OF A VERB
John won’t buy clothing made of polyester.

Interrogative
WILL+SUBJECT+BASE FORM OF A VERB
Will you come here and tell me if these jeans are flattering?

Some things to remember about ‘will’:
1.) The form doesn’t change, regardless of the subject. It is always: SUBJECT+WILL+BASE FORM OF A VERB.
2.) You can make contractions with the subject and ‘will’:
I will = I’ll
you will = you’ll
he will = he’ll
she will = she’ll
it will = it’ll
we will = we’ll
they will = they’ll

3.) We don’t use ‘to’ to separate ‘will’ and the verb that follows it.
I will to wear jeans.
4.) The contraction of WILL+NOT is WON’T.
I won’t wear sandals this afternoon.
5.) The form questions, flip the subject and ‘will’.
Will you use your cane if your knee hurts?

‘Will’ is a Modal Auxiliary Verb, like ‘can’, or ‘may’. All Modal Auxiliary Verbs follow the same structure.