Future Simple signal words

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Exercises Future Simple

In case of Future Simple Tense it is difficult to name any specific words which are used along with this tense. All the expressions which imply that we refer to the future can be seen as an indication that we talk about the future. Remember though that expressions like: next week, next month, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow can be also used with other tenses.


I'll probably be home late tonight.

I expect

I haven't seen Peter today. I expect he'll call this evening.

(I'm) sure

Don't worry about the test. I'm sure you'll pass.

(I) think

Do you think Peter will like the gift we bought him?

(I) don't think

I don't think the exam will be very difficult.

I wonder

I wonder what will happen.

I hope

I hope Bob will pass the exam.
I hope Bob passes the exam.