Simple future (Future I)

CA55

 

The simple future (Future I) is used to express something in the future.

 

Examples time
Ich werde morgen früh losfahren. future
Was wirst du auf dem Ball tragen?
Paul wird Monika einen Heiratsantrag machen.

 

The simple future (Future I) refers to a future event, something that has not yet begun at the moment of speaking. It is often a predicion/prognosis or a statement of a future plan.

 

Examples time
Der Himmer ist stark bewölkt. Es wird regnen. prediction
Oliver wird nach dem Studium im Ausland arbeiten. plan


CA55A

Simple future (Future I) vs present

 

The Simple future (Future I) has basically the same meaning as the present tense, when the latter is used with a future meaning. However, comparing the two tenses, the simple future expresses less certainty regarding the realization of the future event.  

 

When using the present tense with a future meaning, it is adviseable to use a word that determines the time that the event takes place i.e. future time.


CA55B

The simple future (Future I) can also express an intention or a promise. In this case, the subject is, as a rule, in the 1st person singular or plural.

 

Examples
Ich werde dich immer lieben.
Keine Angst! Ich werde ihm helfen.


CA55C

 

Furthermore, the simple future can be used to express a request/command. In this case, the subject is always in the 2nd person singular or plural or in the polite form. It is an alternative type of imperative.

 

Examples
Du wirst jetzt den Mund halten.
Ihr werdet das Geld sofort zurückgeben.
Sie werden jetzt den Laden verlassen.