Future Practice 1

There are three possible future forms and the differences are pretty subtle, but the following table should help.

present progressive futurebe going to futurewill future
use for future actions that have already been decided and arrangeduse for future actions that have been decided but haven't been arrangeduse for future actions decided at time of speaking
I'm meeting a friend for dinner tonight.I'm going to see a movie tonight, but I'm not sure which one yet.I'll get the phone.
(you've decided to meet a friend and the arrangements have been made)(you plan on seeing a movie, but the specific arrangements haven't been made yet)(answering the phone is a spontaneous decision at the time the phone rings)
use when making predictions about the future
I think the weather will be nice tomorrow.

Fill in the blanks with the correct future form of the verb given.

1. Who wants to go shopping with me? Oh! I ! (go)

2. My wife and I our anniversary tonight. (celebrate)

3. Thanks for asking, but I don't think I to make it. (be able)

4. I shouldn't have read in the car. I sick. (be)

5. Some friends and I for drinks after work. (meet)

6. You dropped your scarf. Wait, I it. (get)

7. Do you have any plans for the weekend? Yes, I that new art exhibit, but I'm not sure when exactly. (see)

8. Are you coming with us? No, I for Texas in the morning. (leave)

9. He doesn't think Sarah the test. (pass)

10. My meeting just got cancelled. Maybe I the rest of the afternoon off. (take)

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