Future Simple (Going to)

In this section you will find information about the different uses of the future simple with going to and examples.

Uses of the Future Simple (Going to)

To talk about future plans.

She is going to travel around the world next year.
I am going to work as a teacher when I finish university.
We are going to open a shop next year.

To talk about future events that have already been arranged. We know that those events will take place in the near future.

David is going to buy presents for everyone tomorrow.
I am going to go to Australia the day after tomorrow.
Andy is going to visit his parents tonight.

To predict something in the future based on real evidence.

The kid is running too fast; he is going to fall.
She forgot her passport; she is going to be upset when she finds out.
I passed the test; my parents are going to be proud.

In the following table, you will find information about the structure of the future simple (going to) tense and positive, negative and interrogative sentences.

Future simple tense table with examples and structure or form. Positive, negative and interrogative sentences.

More information about English verb tenses here.