Lesson Twenty-eight

(modal verb) will + be (main verb)

To make the future tense for the verb “be” just add the modal verb “will.” Easy.

After the subject and will be, you can use an adjective, a noun, a pronoun, or a preposition to describe what, where, when, how, or why something exists in the future.

  • I will be available. (adjective)
  • He will be here. (noun)
  • The train will be on time. (preposition + noun)
  • Maria will be late because she missed her train.
I will be
We will be
You will be
You will be
He will be
They will be
She will be
It will be

It’s very popular to form a contraction with

the subject and the modal verb, “will.”

I’ll be
We’ll be
You’ll be
You’ll be
He’ll be
They’ll be
She’ll be
It’ll be


  • I’ll be home by 6:00.
  • Where will you be tomorrow?
  • He’ll be at work all day today.
  • She’ll be happy to know the news.
  • It’ll be cold tomorrow.
  • We will be right back!
  • The students will be glad to have new books.
  • They’ll be very happy.
  • This will be fun!

A substitute for “will” is “be going to.”

I am going to be
We are going to be
You are going to be
You are going to be
He is going to be
They are going to be
She is going to be
It is going to be

(be) going to be

Next: Lesson Twenty-nine
talking about days and weeks