9. Future Indefinite Tense

9. Future Indefinite Tense
9. Future Indefinite Tense

Future Indefinite Tense

Recognition: When there is a sound of Ga, Gay,Gee at the end of Urdu sentences, it will indicate the Future Indefinite Tense.

Method of Translation

Forming the Future indefinite Tense in English is very easy.

  1. We use ‘shall’ or ‘will’ as a helping verb withe the first form of the verb.
  2. Normally we use ‘shall’ with the first person(I.We) while ‘will’ with the 2nd and 3rd person (You,He,She, It They) together with nouns to form the Future Indefinite Tense.
    3.If the given statement denotes a Command, Threat, Compulsion, Promise of a Determination, we use ‘will’ instead of ‘shall’ and ‘shall’ in place of ‘will’
  3. The order in positive statements is as: subject+shall or will+ main verb+the rest of sentence

Method of Translation

1.In negative statements, ‘not’ is used after ‘shall’ or ‘will’, The order is as:

2. We can also use the short forms of ‘will not’ and ‘will not’ as: ‘shall not’ = shan’t. will not = won’t.

‘shall not’ = shan’t

‘will not’ = won’t’.

Method of Translation

1.In interrogative sentences ‘shall’ or ‘will’ is placed at The beginning of sentences. The order is as: ‘shall’ or ‘wil’+subject+main verb+the rest of sentences

  1. If there is a negative statement in interrogative sentences, ‘not’ is used after the subject.

Important Points:
1.In interrogative sentences, never use will I ? will we?
2.In the first person, ‘will’ is never used. We always use ‘shall’ as:

  • Shall I go to see her?
  • Shall we play hockey?
  • In the second person, ‘shall’ or ‘will’ is used according to the situation.
    Will you go home tomorrow?
  • In the third person ‘will’ is always used.


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