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FUTURE TENSE: SIMPLE FUTURE

No change occurs in the simple form of the verb in the expression of the future, but English has a few ways of indicating futurity.

  • By using the modal auxiliary verbs ‘shall’ and ‘will’

e.g I shall travel soon.

You will see me again.

 

  • By using the form ‘be going’ and ‘to’ infinitive:

Emeka is going to succeed

It is going to rain today

 

  • By using the present progressive

Adamu is leaving tomorrow

We  are travelling next year.

 

EVALUATION

Write examples on each type of example

 

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT:  Use of prefixes

Prefix                              Word                          Formation

il                                      legal                             illegal

in                                     discipline                     indiscipline

in                                     formal                         informal

un                                    fortunate                     unfortunate

in                                     efficient                      inefficient

 

EVALUATION

Give twenty more examples

 

See also

Contrasting Vowels

COMPOSITION

Simple Present Tense and Simple Past Tense

Expository Essay

Introduction to Vowel Contrast

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